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New energy efficiency initiatives announced by Obama administration
New energy efficiency initiatives announced by Obama administration

Thursday 9th July 2009

The US government has announced "aggressive" moves to promote energy efficiency among American business and residential consumers, which could result in the take up of more energy-saving products. President Barack Obama and energy secretary Steven Chu made the announcement this week, arguing that going green will not only save the environment, ...

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Australia set to benefit from carbon reduction initiative
Australia set to benefit from carbon reduction initiative

Thursday 9th July 2009

Take up of energy saving products in Australia is set to be impacted upon by the world's first carbon label for consumer products as the Carbon Trust-engineered programme goes global. Leading Australian environmental organisation Planet Ark has signed an agreement with the Carbon Trust to adopt its Carbon Reduction Label in ...

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UK government proposes plans to reduce carbon emissions
UK government proposes plans to reduce carbon emissions

Tuesday 7th July 2009

Rich countries have been called upon by the UK government to set aside billions of pounds to be used to tackle climate change as well as helping poor countries cope with the resulting effects. In a speech on the Roadmap to Copenhagen at London Zoo last Friday (June 26th) prime minister ...

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Artificial noise may save €15 million on energy bills
Artificial noise may save €15 million on energy bills

Saturday 4th July 2009

The global broadband DSL access network consumes about 20 billion kilowatt-hours of energy per year but a new energy conservation solution developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication Systems ESK may change this. Broadband access always runs on full power leading to high DSL network electricity consumption, which can be reduced ...

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Mobile phones to switch off street lights in German energy saving initiative
Mobile phones to switch off street lights in German energy saving initiative

Thursday 2nd July 2009

A German village has embarked on a new energy saving programme that will see residents use their mobile phones as remote devices for controlling how street lights are used. This has been reported by the Guardian, citing an article in the Suddeutsche Zeitung, which has stated that residents of Dorentrup, which ...

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Facility managers should urge tenants to use energy saving products
Facility managers should urge tenants to use energy saving products

Wednesday 1st July 2009

Facilities management companies should do more to reduce their carbon footprint by urging their occupiers to use energy saving products and have good energy conservation measures, it has been argued. Large property companies are already taking this route towards conservation, according to Dave Farebrother, environmental director at FTSE 100 company Land ...

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Schools could save £70m annually through energy efficiency
Schools could save £70m annually through energy efficiency

Friday 26th June 2009

Making schools more energy efficient could help head teachers and school boards save up to £70 million in energy bills, according to the Carbon Trust. In addition to resulting in the reduction of carbon emissions by nearly 600,000 tonnes, the savings could help to fund 230,000 extra computers for schools annually ...

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Consumers can save money with energy saving technology
Consumers can save money with energy saving technology

Wednesday 24th June 2009

New energy saving technology can help consumers make big savings as well as watch the amount of energy they use, according to Consumer Focus. Adopting energy efficiency moves such as switching from a prepayment meter to online billing is one way to go about making such savings, said Zoe McLeod, principal ...

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Invest more in energy saving products, wind association urges
Invest more in energy saving products, wind association urges

Wednesday 24th June 2009

More investment in energy saving products and solutions such as wind turbines needs to be made, according to the British Wind Energy Association, which has said there is a desire for them in the market. Speaking after Newcastle-based consultancy TNEI launched a new software system aimed at helping with the design ...

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Energy saving products can 'cut cost of climate change'
Energy saving products can 'cut cost of climate change'

Tuesday 23rd June 2009

Investing in energy saving products such as a water source heat pump could help reduce the speed of climate change, according to Helena Wright, a renewable energy advisor at British Eco Energy. The statement was made in reaction to news that a community programme near Tower Bridge in London had invested ...

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Carbon reduction initiative for public sector launched
Carbon reduction initiative for public sector launched

Saturday 20th June 2009

New energy efficiency loans will be made available to hospitals, leisure centres and public sector organisations such as local authorities and central government departments thanks to a new initiative. Some £51.5 million in interest free loans will be provided through the government-sponsored energy saving programme, which is backed by Salix Finance ...

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