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EU's Energy Efficiency Directive Diluted
EU's Energy Efficiency Directive Diluted

Friday 20th April 2012

EUROPEAN Union member states have so diluted the draft bloc’s Energy Efficiency Directive that only 38 percent of the European Commission's initial proposed savings can now be achieved, according to evidence seen by EurActiv. The evidence is what EurActiv call “non-papers” from the EU Executive and reveals that the European Commission ...

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Support for Industry to Fulfill its Potential for Energy Efficiency
Support for Industry to Fulfill its Potential for Energy Efficiency

Thursday 19th April 2012

OPPORTUNITIES to improve energy efficiency in industry are still under-exploited, even though the sector accounts for roughly one-third of global energy demand. Improving energy efficiency in industrial companies provides a range of benefits for the companies themselves as well as for the economy as a whole. These include improved energy security, ...

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"Save Power, Save Money" Campaign Launched in Uganda

Wednesday 18th April 2012

THE Ugandan utility company UMEME launched an energy efficiency campaign on Monday encouraging responsible energy usage particularly after major electricity price increases in January. UMEME General Manager Regulatory Affairs Sam Zzimbe said: “The campaign dubbed ‘Save Power, Save Money’, has been designed to provide customers around the country with personal, practical, ...

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Australian SMEs Facing 'Severe' Electricity Price Rises
Australian SMEs Facing 'Severe' Electricity Price Rises

Tuesday 17th April 2012

AUSTRALIA is facing what has been described as ‘severe electricity price rises from July’ by the Financial Review, which also highlights that it is bad news for small businesses. Mark Dreyfus, Australia’s Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency said that most small businesses will not be materially affected by ...

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Energy Efficiency Produces Big Savings for Commercial Buildings
Energy Efficiency Produces Big Savings for Commercial Buildings

Monday 16th April 2012

ONGOING research has found that commercial building owners can cut their energy costs by nearly half by implementing energy efficient controls. Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington State, U.S., have been studying buildings across the country. They used computer simulations to find average savings of 25 to 35 ...

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U.S. Needs to Continue to Improve Energy Efficiency - Steven Chu
U.S. Needs to Continue to Improve Energy Efficiency - Steven Chu

Friday 13th April 2012

U.S. Secretary of the Energy Department Steven Chu said yesterday that improving the nations energy efficiency should remain a priority. Chu was speaking at a New York Times energy conference, stating that if the Obama administration is in for a second term they should continue enhancing energy efficiency through their energy ...

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Pakistan's Boost to Energy Efficiency
Pakistan's Boost to Energy Efficiency

Thursday 12th April 2012

PAKISTAN’S Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) in line with its vision to promote energy efficiency, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Association of Builders and Developers (ABAD). 

 Under this agreement, KESC would provide the builders with technical expertise and guidelines for developing energy efficient structures in their ...

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Renewable Power Revenue Can Fund Energy Efficiency
Renewable Power Revenue Can Fund Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 11th April 2012

SCOTLAND’S consumer watchdog, Consumer Focus Scotland, says Community Benefit Funds from renewables can help improve energy efficiency. Hundreds of thousands of pounds paid by renewable energy developers to local communities could be invested in improving energy efficiency and helping take thousands more Scottish homes out of fuel poverty. In a report published ...

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EU Energy Efficiency Talks in Final Discussions
EU Energy Efficiency Talks in Final Discussions

Tuesday 10th April 2012

THE European Union’s (EU) energy efficiency bill is going through its final amendments, with the initial talks taking place today between the European Parliament, European Commission, and the European Council. The Danish presidency has an open mandate from the EU member states to negotiate the energy efficiency bill, but as we ...

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$1 Billion Cleaner Future Grant for Australian Manufacturers
$1 Billion Cleaner Future Grant for Australian Manufacturers

Monday 9th April 2012

THE Australian Government have launched $1 billion in funding for manufacturers to improve energy efficiency and reduce pollution. The Clean Technology Investment Programs will provide grants to help manufacturers buy new plant and equipment which cuts their energy costs or reduces carbon pollution. The Australian Industry and Innovation Minister, Greg Combet, launched ...

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UK Smart Meter Programme for Small Business and Domestic Market
UK Smart Meter Programme for Small Business and Domestic Market

Friday 6th April 2012

30 million UK small businesses and homes will have smart meters by 2019 enabling all consumers to have access to accurate information and bringing an end to estimated billing. UK Energy and Climate Change minister Charles Hendry said: “In less than three years energy suppliers will begin the mass rollout of ...

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Bulgaria as Champion Energy Squanderers must Improve Efficiency
Bulgaria as Champion Energy Squanderers must Improve Efficiency

Thursday 5th April 2012

“BULGARIA is European champion in energy squandering.” A strong statement but one made by Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev. The Focus News Agency report that during a parliamentary session dealing with political consultations Plevneliev added that, “No matter how many new capacities we would build and what the price of electricity is, ...

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EU States Split on Energy Efficiency Targets
EU States Split on Energy Efficiency Targets

Wednesday 4th April 2012

European Union (EU) state representatives are struggling to agree a negotiating mandate as they consider discussion with the European Parliament on the proposed EU energy efficiency directive. It is reported that there are strong differences about the level of commitment and targets for energy efficiency across the various states. The current Danish ...

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Indian Industry Face new Energy Efficiency Rules
Indian Industry Face new Energy Efficiency Rules

Tuesday 3rd April 2012

IN a new measure to check greenhouse gas emissions, the Indian government has initiated a domestic carbon trade mechanism, imposing penalties on industries failing to achieve energy efficiency targets. New rules affecting eight energy-intensive industrial sectors will allow the government to impose a penalty of over Rs10,000 for each tonne ...

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European SMEs Need to Improve Energy Efficiency Impact
European SMEs Need to Improve Energy Efficiency Impact

Monday 2nd April 2012

THE European Commission’s Vice-President, Antonio Tajani, revealed that European SMEs need to drastically improve energy efficiency after analysis results on how they try to reduce their environmental impact. The Eurobarometer, a new survey of European small to medium enterprises and what they are doing for the environment and energy efficiency, revealed ...

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$30 Million for Energy Efficiency Projects from SoCalGas
$30 Million for Energy Efficiency Projects from SoCalGas

Friday 30th March 2012

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UK's CRC Scheme Simplified to Save Businesses Millions
UK's CRC Scheme Simplified to Save Businesses Millions

Thursday 29th March 2012

MILLIONS of pounds will be saved for businesses through ambitious new proposals to simplify the UK’s Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme, (CRC). Participants will see their administrative costs cut by almost two-thirds, equating to around £330 million of savings up to 2030. The CRC is a mandatory UK-wide trading scheme covering ...

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Energy Efficiency Vital to Renewable Impact Claims Porritt
Energy Efficiency Vital to Renewable Impact Claims Porritt

Wednesday 28th March 2012

JONATHON Porritt, co-founder of Forum for the Future feels that renewable technologies cannot deliver unless the world also cuts its energy use over the next 30-40 years. Porritt revealed his thoughts in Edinburgh yesterday at the Scottish Renewables annual conference, where the former director of Friends of the Earth said that ...

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Energy Efficiency Standards for the U.S.
Energy Efficiency Standards for the U.S.

Tuesday 27th March 2012

THE American National Standards Institute (ANSI), will host a meeting examining the need for an Energy Efficiency Standards Panel (EESP) to develop a standardisation roadmap for energy efficiency initiatives. Energy efficiency forms a core component of the country’s sustainable energy policy to promote energy security, a cleaner environment, and spur job ...

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Businesses Need to Catch the
Businesses Need to Catch the "Green Wave"

Monday 26th March 2012

AN energy efficiency expert claims that CEOs who do not support sustainability risk losing customers, staff and money. Grant Bradley writing for The New Zealand Herald reports the statement from Bob Dixon, Siemens' global head of efficiency and sustainability, who said that bosses who were missing out on the "Green Wave" ...

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RICS Claim Climate Change to Increase Energy Bills
RICS Claim Climate Change to Increase Energy Bills

Friday 23rd March 2012

THE annual cost of electricity for Britain's schools is expected to rise by around £150m by 2030 due to climate change, warns the Royal Institue of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The RICS research report, reveals that forecasted hotter summers and more extreme weather will force schools across the UK to use significantly ...

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US Industry Wastes Too Much Energy
US Industry Wastes Too Much Energy

Thursday 22nd March 2012

U.S. industries consume a third of the country's energy but current policies do not adequately address the energy saving opportunities. According to the Industrial Energy Efficiency Coalition (IEEC) wasted electricity accounts for almost 25 percent of their total energy consumption, meaning US industry needs help to cut their energy use and ...

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Unprecedented Opportunties for U.S. Federal Investments in Energy Efficiency
Unprecedented Opportunties for U.S. Federal Investments in Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 21st March 2012

THE National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO) in the U.S. will address the impact of energy efficiency on jobs and deficit reduction ahead of the Annual Federal Workshop. This Thursday, March 22, high level leaders in the U.S. clean energy economy will gather at the Pepco Building in Washington D.C. ...

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Auckland's Businesses Encouraged to Join Eco-Smart Business Programme
Auckland's Businesses Encouraged to Join Eco-Smart Business Programme

Tuesday 20th March 2012

BUSINESSES in Auckland, New Zealand, who wish to save money and gain environmental credentials are being invited to enroll for the Eco Smart Business programme. The programme is being run by the New Zealand Employers and Manufacturers Association with support from the Auckland Council and the country’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation ...

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EU's Energy Efficiency - Doing More with Less Campaign
EU's Energy Efficiency - Doing More with Less Campaign

Monday 19th March 2012

REDUCING the amount of energy consumed every day is Europe’s biggest energy resource. The European Union (EU) is highlighting the need to incorporate energy efficiency in all aspects of life to consume less and even better it is cheaper, protects our environment and favours competitiveness. We are all involved! Energy efficiency is ...

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