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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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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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