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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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Israeli Funding for Energy Efficiency Improvements
Israeli Funding for Energy Efficiency Improvements

Tuesday 9th October 2012

THE Israeli government has allocated NIS 97 million, around $24.7 million, funding to promote energy efficiency and energy efficiency technologies.   The funding will be administered by Israel’s Environmental Protection and the Trade, Labor and Industry ministries and offered to the industrial and business sectors along with municipalities, aiming substantial energy savings ...

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Philippine Efforts for Energy Efficiency Law
Philippine Efforts for Energy Efficiency Law

Monday 8th October 2012

THE Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) is endeavoring to pass a comprehensive Energy Efficiency and Conservation Bill due to the need to strengthen the framework for energy efficiency. The Undersecretary for Energy Efficiency, Loreta Ayson, revealed to Sun Star a study on the proposal which was being completed with the aid ...

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European Council Adopts Energy Efficiency Directive
European Council Adopts Energy Efficiency Directive

Friday 5th October 2012

YESTERDAY, Thursday, the European Council approved the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, opening the way for it to be signed into law in November. The Presidents and Secretaries-General of the European Parliament and of the Council are expected to sign the directive later this month bringing the legislation into force in November. The directive ...

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U.S. States Latest Energy Efficiency Scorecard
U.S. States Latest Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Thursday 4th October 2012

STATES in the U.S. continue to move strongly in 2012 to advance energy efficiency initiatives regardless of which political party is in control of state legislatures and governors’ offices. That is the conclusion of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) in its sixth annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. Available online ...

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$2.2M Funding for Historic Green Research Centre
$2.2M Funding for Historic Green Research Centre

Wednesday 3rd October 2012

THE New York Power Authority (NYPA) will provide $2.2 million of funding to Clarkson University for the planning, design and installation of energy efficiency measures in their Old Main Building. The improvements represent one aspect of a larger renovation across the university, expected to begin in 2013, that will transform the ...

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New Energy Efficiency Program for German SMEs
New Energy Efficiency Program for German SMEs

Tuesday 2nd October 2012

GERMANY'S new program to help small and medium-sized businesses implement new energy efficient technologies took effect yesterday. Cost efficient reduction of energy consumption and smart management of the energy supply are priorities for Germany, which already generates more than 20 percent of its electricity supply from renewable sources. Germany Trade & ...

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Russia Amends Stalled Energy Efficiency Law
Russia Amends Stalled Energy Efficiency Law

Monday 1st October 2012

THE Moscow Times reports that the Russian Government  has approved amendments to legislation to try and move the country's stalled energy efficiency strategy. Amendments include more focus on energy efficiency in the industrial sector, and the enforcement of obligatory energy performance audits and mandatory energy efficiency measures. There will also be changes to the laws regulating ...

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County Level Energy Efficiency Savings
County Level Energy Efficiency Savings

Friday 28th September 2012

GARFIELD Clean Energy aims to make Garfield County, Colorado, the most energy efficient county in the U.S. according to a local newspaper The Citizen Telegram. Garfield Clean Energy is formed from a collaboration between various government entities and other organisations across Garfield County, who provide guidance and funding for energy efficiency ...

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Consumers and Corporations Want Clean Energy
Consumers and Corporations Want Clean Energy

Thursday 27th September 2012

TWO global studies commissioned by Vestas reveal positive news for clean energy: 85% of consumers want more, and global investment is outpacing fossil fuel generation.

 This data is drawn from two global surveys: the Global Consumer Wind Study 2012 (GCWS), an annual survey produced by TNS Gallup, about consumers’ preferences for renewable ...

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Energy Resources a Source of Conflict?
Energy Resources a Source of Conflict?

Wednesday 26th September 2012

WARNING that competition for energy resources is a major source of conflict, Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaite wants the United Nations to outlaw the use of energy to gain political goals. “We need to make existing inequalities in access to energy a source of cooperation, not tensions,” President Grybauskaite told the 67th ...

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Ireland Will Struggle to Reach EU Energy Efficiency Targets
Ireland Will Struggle to Reach EU Energy Efficiency Targets

Tuesday 25th September 2012

90,000 Irish buildings will need to undergo significant energy upgrades every year through to 2020 if Ireland is to achieve its legal obligations under the EU Energy Efficiency Directive. We reported on the Directive on these pages when it was adopted by the European Parliament earlier this month, which is expected ...

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Building Energy Efficiency Certifications for Pune
Building Energy Efficiency Certifications for Pune

Monday 24th September 2012

ALL new construction in the Indian city of Pune will need to pass an energy efficiency test to qualify for an 'energy efficiency certificate' before being granted a completion certificate. The directive from the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has set the new ruling - with Shriniwas Kandul, civic head of the ...

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Energy Efficiency Funding for Canadian Businesses
Energy Efficiency Funding for Canadian Businesses

Friday 21st September 2012

BUSINESSES located within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), can now receive Canadian business funding grants towards energy efficiency improvements  within their industrial or commercial facilities. Canadian utility company Toronto Hydro also offers a variety of programs which provide financial incentives and funding grants for small businesses towards equipment retrofits and ...

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Energy Efficiency Programme for California Commercial Buildings
Energy Efficiency Programme for California Commercial Buildings

Thursday 20th September 2012

FOURTEEN California counties and 126 cities yesterday launched the U.S.'s largest PACE program, an innovative financing tool to help commercial property owners reduce their buildings' energy and water use. The CaliforniaFIRST program, which is a program of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority, allows commercial property owners to use municipal bonds ...

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UK and China Collaborate on Energy
UK and China Collaborate on Energy

Wednesday 19th September 2012

UNPRECEDENTED collaboration between energy strategists from the UK and China culminating in a conference in Beijing this week, aimed at understanding how to tackle climate change and ensure energy security. China’s Energy Research Institute (ERI) has been working with its British counterparts to adapt the UK Government’s ‘2050 Calculator’ to their ...

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Japan to Drop Nuclear Power
Japan to Drop Nuclear Power

Tuesday 18th September 2012

JAPAN has confirmed that nuclear power will be phased out across the country following the tragic events relating to the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that lead to last years Fukushima crisis. The Japanese government revealed its plans to shut down the country’s reactors at the end of their 40 year life ...

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Energy Efficiency Upgrade for Ice-Rink
Energy Efficiency Upgrade for Ice-Rink

Monday 17th September 2012

THE ice-rink in Portland, Maine, U.S.A., officially reopened their refurbished energy efficient facility on Saturday. The upgraded facility now has many energy-efficient pumps, 11 miles of new refrigeration and sub-floor heating pipes and a new chilling plant. The work cost around $600,000 and was funded from energy efficiency bonds Portland authorised ...

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Largest Corporations Act Over Energy Efficiency
Largest Corporations Act Over Energy Efficiency

Friday 14th September 2012

THE largest global corporations are already tackling potential future energy cost rises through top executive engagement and proactive energy strategies. These results come from a survey of US$1b-plus global companies, for the Ernst & Young Global Annual Cleantech Insights and Trends report released yesterday. The survey of 100 global company executives operating ...

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The Importance of Energy Efficiency to US Industry
The Importance of Energy Efficiency to US Industry

Thursday 13th September 2012

U.S. industrial sector companies recognize the importance of energy efficiency as a cost-savings method at their energy-intense sites, according to Jones Lang LaSalle white paper “Manufactured Energy Savings.” More than ever, these companies rely on sustainability for value-driven and innovative solutions to reduce consumption and, in turn, operational expenses. In its Annual Energy ...

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