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IEA Calls for Efforts on Energy Efficiency
IEA Calls for Efforts on Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 13th November 2012

THE world’s politicians and other policy makers have been urged by the International Energy Agency (IEA) to concentrate on energy efficiency to combat climate change. Yesterday the IEA released the 2012 World Energy Outlook, annually released providing a report on the global situation with forecasts of energy trends until 2035 along ...

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Energy Efficiency Investment Best for Growth
Energy Efficiency Investment Best for Growth

Monday 12th November 2012

A REPORT from the UK’s Consumer Focus reveals that linking carbon taxes to energy efficiency programmes is an excellent way to boost economic growth, job creation and combating climate change. The report estimates that in the UK alone increasing energy efficiency investment would create 71,000 jobs by 2015, rising to 130,000 ...

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10 Billion EBRD Funding for Energy Efficiency and Renewables
10 Billion EBRD Funding for Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Friday 9th November 2012

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced this week that since 2006 they have invested €10 billion (over $13 billion) in energy efficiency and sustainable energy. The Bank’s Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI) was set up in 2006 and has funded 552 energy efficiency and sustainable energy programs and schemes ...

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Health Authority Saves Through Energy Efficiency
Health Authority Saves Through Energy Efficiency

Thursday 8th November 2012

THE National Health Service covering the south west Scottish Area of Ayrshire and Arran has made substantial energy savings and reductions to their carbon emissions across their facilities since 2011. Cost saving estimated to be about £250,000 ($400,225) by taking several energy efficiency and energy saving steps. They replaced inefficient internal ...

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Report Claims U.S. Businesses Waste $60 Billion Annually
Report Claims U.S. Businesses Waste $60 Billion Annually

Wednesday 7th November 2012

United States businesses waste over $60 billion yearly on excess energy costs, offering a massive scope for the energy efficiency industry according to a new report. The study from E Source, who provide unbiased advice and research to utilities and large energy users, reveals the figures after looking at the energy data ...

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Savings from California's Energy Efficiency Programs
Savings from California's Energy Efficiency Programs

Tuesday 6th November 2012

CALIFORNIA, USA, expect to save $4.5 million annually from 70 energy efficiency upgrade projects across state owned buildings and car parks. The state’s Department of General Services revealed that a reduction of around 28,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases will be achieved throughout the programs they have been overseeing. Various energy ...

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Ukraine's Potential for an Energy Revolution
Ukraine's Potential for an Energy Revolution

Monday 5th November 2012

THE International Energy Agency’s (IEA) review of Ukraine’s energy policies highlights how they could have an energy revolution. Improving energy efficiency would be a first step to a far better energy future for the country. Then extracting their own natural gas deposits would help them to remove the need to import ...

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Alternative Financing the Choice for Energy Efficient Programs
Alternative Financing the Choice for Energy Efficient Programs

Friday 2nd November 2012

SIEMENS Financial Services have released a white paper which reveals that many companies are increasing their investment in energy efficiency technology to reduce energy consumption and bills. The report comments that spiraling energy prices are often the motivation behind these efforts, but obstacles have to be overcome to access loans for ...

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Indian State Adopts Building Energy Efficiency Code
Indian State Adopts Building Energy Efficiency Code

Thursday 1st November 2012

THE Indian state of Andhra Pradesh will embrace India’s Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) in 2013, making certain that buildings across the state meet at least minimum energy efficiency standards. India is a rapidly expanding economy, with an even more rapid increase in demand for energy. By adopting the ECBC Andhra ...

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Ohio Energy Efficiency Industry Growing
Ohio Energy Efficiency Industry Growing

Wednesday 31st October 2012

ACCORDING to a new report in the U.S. state Ohio almost 10,000 people work at improving energy efficiency, generating $2.1 billion in annual sales. The report that was produced by nonprofit Advanced Energy Economy sounds impressive and is a move in the right direction, although to put the figures into perspective ...

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Not Enough Spent on Energy Efficiency Innovation and Research
Not Enough Spent on Energy Efficiency Innovation and Research

Tuesday 30th October 2012

NOT enough is being done to develop energy efficient buildings, appliances and cars to combat climate change according to the latest research. The research by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia published in Nature Climate Change discovered that double the amount of effort is ...

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Call for Action on Australia's Spiralling Energy Costs
Call for Action on Australia's Spiralling Energy Costs

Monday 29th October 2012

A CALL from several large Australian organisations for action from governments after the country has seen a 50 percent energy cost rise over five years with more increases due. The review released today by energy consults Oakley Greenwood, commissioned by the Australian Industry Group, CHOICE, the Energy Efficiency Council and the ...

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University College Cork Partners Up to Save Energy
University College Cork Partners Up to Save Energy

Friday 26th October 2012

AN agreement signed between the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and the University College Cork (UCC) underlines UCC’s focus on improving their energy efficiency. The agreement has been formulated under the SEAI’s Public Sector Partnership programme, with the University taking a major role in helping Ireland achieve it’s national 33 ...

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Energy Saving Grants to Paint City Roofs
Energy Saving Grants to Paint City Roofs

Thursday 25th October 2012

TWO U.S. cities have received grants from Bloomberg Philanthropies that will be used to paint city roofs with energy saving reflective paint, reducing carbon emissions by a combined 110 tonnes. Phoenix, Arizona received a $100,000 grant which will partly be used to paint 70,000 square feet of city roof surface, while ...

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China Acknowledges Energy Efficiency Gap
China Acknowledges Energy Efficiency Gap

Wednesday 24th October 2012

CHINA recognises the energy efficiency gap between what developed countries are attaining compared with what they have achieved, despite their wish to reduce consumption and CO2 emissions. During this weeks World Energy Forum 2012 in Dubai the director-general of China's Department of International Cooperation for the country's Science and Technology Ministry, ...

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IFC Can Help Philippine Enterprises Improve Energy Efficiency
IFC Can Help Philippine Enterprises Improve Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 23rd October 2012

THE Philippines are in consultations with the World Bank over its policies towards the nation for the next three years as part of the lending agency’s Country Partnership Strategy (CPS). The drafting of the CPS between the Philippines and the Bank also presents the chance to work with the the private ...

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Energy Saving Funding for Scottish Hospitals
Energy Saving Funding for Scottish Hospitals

Monday 22nd October 2012

HOSPITALS across Scotland are benefiting from a £24 million fund for investment in various energy saving schemes over the next three years. The projects are expected to reduce greenhouse gases across the National Health Service (NHS) Scotland by around 10 percent, saving around £4 million in energy costs each year. Funding for ...

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Serbia to get Energy Efficiency and Renewable Funding
Serbia to get Energy Efficiency and Renewable Funding

Friday 19th October 2012

SERBIA is to receive funding from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. EUR 100 million has been allocated by the EBRD for such projects throughout much of the former Yugoslavia, and €50 million has already been assigned. Another €21 million of funding ...

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BOMA Call for Extending Energy Efficiency Incentives
BOMA Call for Extending Energy Efficiency Incentives

Thursday 18th October 2012

THE Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is urging the U.S. Senate to pass the Commercial Building Modernization Act (CBMA), extending and enhancing tax deductions for energy efficient buildings. The incentives apply to commercial and multifamily buildings, and the bipartisan legislation would extend the tax deduction through the end of ...

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Call for UK Energy Efficiency Feed In Tariff
Call for UK Energy Efficiency Feed In Tariff

Wednesday 17th October 2012

A NEW report published yesterday by Green Alliance and WWF-UK argues that the upcoming UK Energy Bill must incentivise energy efficiency and create a ‘market’ for electricity savings. The report highlights research commissioned by the UK Government, which found that effective measures to reduce electricity use could mean that 40 percent ...

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Call for Further Energy Efficiency Improvements for SA
Call for Further Energy Efficiency Improvements for SA

Tuesday 16th October 2012

SOUTH African utility Eskom kept the lights on over the winter and is actively partnering with consumers to do the same while executing much-needed maintenance on ageing power stations. At its third quarterly State of the System media briefing of 2012, Eskom reported that it had kept the lights on ...

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Ukraine Need Energy Efficiency & Renewables
Ukraine Need Energy Efficiency & Renewables

Monday 15th October 2012

UKRAINE needs to improve energy efficiency along with renewables to reduce its reliance on expensive Russian natural gas to gain energy independence according to New Europe Online. New Europe report that a debate is ongoing over whether to concentrate on energy efficiency or renewables, when both are vital to their energy ...

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Energy Efficiency Vital to EU Industry Now and in Future
Energy Efficiency Vital to EU Industry Now and in Future

Friday 12th October 2012

YESTERDAY the European Commission released a substantial set of proposals to boost EU industry, with predictions that energy efficiency and sustainability will play a major role in developing globalization. According to the scoreboard, several Member States have made good progress in strengthening industry's sustainability, improving support to small and medium-sized enterprises ...

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Energy Efficiency Driving Building Automation
Energy Efficiency Driving Building Automation

Thursday 11th October 2012

RECENT analysis by Frost & Sullivan shows a drive for building automation in North America is the need to increase energy efficiency and savings when implementing green and sustainable measures. Building automation systems, covering many areas from lighting controls and HVAC controls, that help meet the more stringent requirements of governmental ...

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Germany Prepares an Energy Saving Plan
Germany Prepares an Energy Saving Plan

Wednesday 10th October 2012

BLOOMBERG report that the German Government is preparing an energy-savings initiative to combat rising electricity prices and reduce energy consumption by 10 percent by 2020. The plan is to help consumers “cheat rising power prices and make the German energy switch a success,” Altmaier said after meeting with energy executives and ...

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