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Energy-saving products help Chinese government save money
Energy-saving products help Chinese government save money

Thursday 16th July 2009

Energy-saving products made up the bulk of purchases made by government departments in China in 2008, which saved taxpayers in the country a lot of money, it has been reported. Quoting a report by the China Financial and Economic News, the People's Daily Online reports that energy-saving products made up 93.5 ...

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Axminster meat processor installs energy-saving products from Enigin
Axminster meat processor installs energy-saving products from Enigin

Thursday 16th July 2009

In a bid to reduce energy wastage and cut down carbon emissions, Complete Meats of Axminster has put in place energy-saving measures with the help of Cornish company Enigin's energy-saving products and solutions. The firm has adopted Enigin's EnergyMaps programme, which has seen a Chiller Unit Energy Saver (CUES) product installed ...

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EPA energy-saving initiative 'saving Americans thousands of dollars'
EPA energy-saving initiative 'saving Americans thousands of dollars'

Wednesday 15th July 2009

An energy-saving initiative in the US last year resulted in more households going green and saving thousands of dollars, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced. Thanks to the EPA's Energy Star label, nearly 17 per cent of all single-family homes built across the country in 2008 were deemed fit to ...

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Perth underground to be mined for renewable energy
Perth underground to be mined for renewable energy

Tuesday 14th July 2009

Renewable energy firm Green Rock Energy of Australia, which specialises in geothermal power, has announced a new energy-saving project that will see it mine geothermal power under the city of Perth. Together with the University of Western Australia (UWA), the organisation is to tap into the city's vast underground resources for ...

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Vital for China and India to cut emissions, EU states
Vital for China and India to cut emissions, EU states

Saturday 11th July 2009

The European Union has called on China, India and Brazil to put in place energy-saving programmes that will enable them to make considerable cuts in carbon dioxide emissions. According to Lars-Erik Liljelund, special climate change adviser to the Swedish government, which has taken over the six-month rotating EU presidency, it is ...

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Jobs for energy-saving products installation experts created
Jobs for energy-saving products installation experts created

Friday 10th July 2009

British Gas has announced the creation of thousands of jobs aimed at helping UK consumers install energy-saving products in their homes as part of the "biggest revolution" in home energy consumption. The jobs, which are being backed by training at a new energy academy in Leicester, are for smart energy experts ...

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London energy-saving initiative pushes for green living
London energy-saving initiative pushes for green living

Friday 10th July 2009

An energy-saving initiative in the UK is reportedly helping commercial property owners and their tenants in London implement conservation measures by using green products and solutions. The Better Buildings Partnership, which was launched by the London Climate Change Agency more than a year ago, has been working with the largest commercial ...

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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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