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Australian Businesses Spend to Improve Energy Efficiency
Australian Businesses Spend to Improve Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 18th July 2012

A REPORT from the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) reveals that energy expenditure as a percentage of turnover increased 10 percent from 2008 to 2011 increasing demand for energy efficiency. Ai Group Chief Executive Innes Willox said that the report, "Highlights the mounting pressure on business from rising energy prices. We ...

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UK Identifies Areas for Improved Energy Efficiency
UK Identifies Areas for Improved Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 17th July 2012

THE conclusions of the UK’s initial Electricity Demand Reduction Assessment, has revealed significant potential for greater efficiency in the use of electricity. The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC),that conducted the assessment work with some analysis by McKinsey, concludes that implementing existing energy efficiency improvement measures to their full ...

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UK Top for Energy Efficiency as U.S. Lags
UK Top for Energy Efficiency as U.S. Lags

Monday 16th July 2012

THE UK comes first in a new energy efficiency ranking of the world’s major economies, followed closely by Germany, Italy, and Japan, according to the first-ever International Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The Scorecard has been published by the nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The report finds that in the last ...

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EU Energy Efficiency Directive Endorsed
EU Energy Efficiency Directive Endorsed

Friday 13th July 2012

THE deal on the proposed EU energy efficiency directive which we reported was struck by MEPs and Council on 13 June, was endorsed by the Energy Committee yesterday. The directive would introduce mandatory measures such as renovating public buildings and energy-saving schemes for utilities. The plenary vote is scheduled for ...

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Ireland Faces up to Challenge of Low-Carbon Economy
Ireland Faces up to Challenge of Low-Carbon Economy

Thursday 12th July 2012

DESPITE a severe economic downturn, Ireland has held to its ambitious energy targets to move itself towards a low-carbon economy through improving energy efficiency, renewables and demand side management. But the International Energy Authority (IEA) in a review of Irish energy policies has warned that to reach its goals and ...

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Tire Company Rewarded for Energy Efficiency Upgrade
Tire Company Rewarded for Energy Efficiency Upgrade

Wednesday 11th July 2012

THE Tennessee Valley Authority and the City of Tupelo in the U.S. presented close to $47,000 to the Cooper Tire company yesterday, all part of the TVA's Energy Right Solutions program. The money is an incentive for the company after they changed some of their lighting at the Tupelo plant for ...

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U.S. Government's $14M Energy Efficiency Funding for 22 States
U.S. Government's $14M Energy Efficiency Funding for 22 States

Tuesday 10th July 2012

THE U.S. Energy Department recently announced new investments in state-led energy efficiency projects, supporting the government's commitment to reduce building energy costs and transfer those savings directly to taxpayers.  The Energy Department, through its State Energy Program, awarded nearly $14 million to 22 states and territories to conduct energy efficiency upgrades ...

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Energy Efficiency Retrofit Market to hit $152 Billion
Energy Efficiency Retrofit Market to hit $152 Billion

Monday 9th July 2012

THE market for energy efficiency retrofits in commercial buildings will nearly double over the next eight years, reaching $152 billion globally according to a report released today by Pike Research. Efforts to retrofit commercial and public buildings to make them more energy-efficient have many different drivers, including a sense of social ...

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Lighting Control Market to Reach $4.3 Billion by 2020
Lighting Control Market to Reach $4.3 Billion by 2020

Friday 6th July 2012

LIGHTING controls offer substantial savings on energy bills, particularly intelligent lighting controls, and the market is growing according to a new report from Pike Research. Lighting accounts for about 25 percent of the commercial building sector’s energy use. Lighting controls offer significant potential for reducing that energy use, and new technologies ...

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$20M for Sustainable World Cup
$20M for Sustainable World Cup

Thursday 5th July 2012

FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), have announced that they will spend $20 million for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil to be the first with a comprehensive sustainability strategy. FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) teamed up with the Brazilian government at Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable ...

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New Energy Efficiency Scheme to Start in India
New Energy Efficiency Scheme to Start in India

Wednesday 4th July 2012

THE Indian Power Minister, Sushilkumar Shinde, inaugurated the ‘Perform, Achieve, Trade’ (PAT) scheme in New Delhi today. The PAT Mechanism is an important initiative under the Indian National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE) programme, of the Government of India, under the eight national missions of NAPCC. It is a market ...

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A Major Step Towards a Clean Energy Future for Australia
A Major Step Towards a Clean Energy Future for Australia

Tuesday 3rd July 2012

AUSTRALIA claim they have taken a major step towards a greener future as major CO2 emitters are required to pay for what they emit under a new carbon pricing mechanism. Australia’s carbon price, which started July 1, means that in the year 2020, Australia’s carbon pollution will be at least 159 ...

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Aussie Energy Consumption set to Fall
Aussie Energy Consumption set to Fall

Monday 2nd July 2012

A NEW report released by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) forecasts reduced energy use across eastern and south eastern Australia. AEMO prediction of a drop in energy consumption is likely to result in the deferral of new electricity generation or transmission network investment for years. The inaugural National Electricity Forecasting Report ...

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The Hidden Cost of Power
The Hidden Cost of Power

Friday 29th June 2012

A STUDY of UK households has revealed the amount of wasted energy from leaving appliances on standby - for the commercial and industiral sectors the losses must be greater. Computers, televisions and other electrical products plugged in but not in use or left on standby cost the UK up to £1.3 ...

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£8m Green Scheme is Major Boost for South West England
£8m Green Scheme is Major Boost for South West England

Thursday 28th June 2012

A NEW £8 million energy efficiency and micro-generation initiative has been launched this month for the South West of England by the UK’s Energy Saving Trust and Regen SW. The initiative – Ready for Retrofit – the £8m programme will help local businesses prepare for the eco-refurbishment of tens of thousands ...

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Rio+20 Focus on Future but Claims of Failure on Sustainability
Rio+20 Focus on Future but Claims of Failure on Sustainability

Wednesday 27th June 2012

THE Rio+20 Conference produced 100 commitments and actions for sustainable energy but environmental groups have still dubbed it a failure. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said at the end of the conference: “Sustainable Energy for All provides a powerful model for the future. This initiative is already mobilizing significant action ...

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Energy Savings Boost the Coffers of Provinces
Energy Savings Boost the Coffers of Provinces

Tuesday 26th June 2012

A NEW report reveals that Canadian Provinces who promote energy efficiency and lose tax revenue from reduced sales of energy more than make up the loss due to increased competitiveness. The report from Environment Northeast, a non-profit organisation who promote clean energy and actions to combat climate change, produced the report ...

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European Commission Calls for UK to Change Reduced Tax for Energy Saving Materials
European Commission Calls for UK to Change Reduced Tax for Energy Saving Materials

Monday 25th June 2012

THE European Commission has asked the UK to amend its legislation which allows a reduced tax rate, Value Added Tax (VAT), for the supply and installation of "energy-saving materials". The Commission claims that the UK’s VAT ruling on this goes beyond the scope allowed under the EU VAT Directive. Under EU VAT ...

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Aggressive Energy Efficiency Goals Transform the Building Industry
Aggressive Energy Efficiency Goals Transform the Building Industry

Friday 22nd June 2012

DESPITE significant growth and much publicity, the green construction and technology market has plenty of potential across commercial building stock worldwide.  Today, the spread of sophisticated building automation systems (BAS), which take advantage of the convergence of information technology (IT) data and building data, is helping drive significant growth in ...

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LED Lamps to Provide $100 Billion in Global Energy Savings
LED Lamps to Provide $100 Billion in Global Energy Savings

Thursday 21st June 2012

THE widespread adoption of retrofit LED lamps will create global energy savings worth $100 billion over the next five years, according to a recent report from IMS Research. Although the use of LED lamps for general lighting is not currently widespread, IMS Research report Opportunities for Power Components in LED Lighting ...

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"We need a green, clean revolution."

Wednesday 20th June 2012

THE Climate Group have launched The Clean Revolution Campaign at the Rio+20 Earth Summit, where world leaders shared their visions for a low carbon world with a thriving economy. The Climate Group is an independent, not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to inspire and catalyze leadership for a low carbon future for ...

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EU Deal on Energy Efficiency Directive
EU Deal on Energy Efficiency Directive

Tuesday 19th June 2012

THE European Parliament, Commission and Council agreed a deal on the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive last week, but as predicted on these pages recently it has fallen short of its initial targets. The initial aim was to achieve 20 percent energy savings by 2020, which the blocs leaders agreed three years ...

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Financial Giants to Invest $40 Billion into Clean Energy Projects
Financial Giants to Invest $40 Billion into Clean Energy Projects

Monday 18th June 2012

OVER the next decade U.S. financial giants Goldman Sachs will invest $40 billion into clean energy projects globally, according to media reports. The bank, who have already provided investment worth $4.8 billion into clean energy companies globally, is increasing their commitment due to the expanding desire of nations such as China ...

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IEA Say Technology Can Answer World's Energy Challenge
IEA Say Technology Can Answer World's Energy Challenge

Friday 15th June 2012

THE International Energy Agency (IEA) this week released a major publication about energy saving technology that they claim will transform the world’s energy systems. The technology has the potential to drastically reduce carbon emissions, enhance energy security and generate a huge investment return according to the IEA. The book, Energy Technology Perspectives ...

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Savings From South Africa's Business Energy Saving Programmes
Savings From South Africa's Business Energy Saving Programmes

Thursday 14th June 2012

ESKOM, the South African utility company, is delighted with the results so far from their energy saving programmes. South Africa’s Independent Online reports that a total of 46 businesses had committed to saving electricity, and so far they have achieved average demand savings of 261 megawatts (MW) during evening peak periods. ...

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