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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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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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Improved Energy Efficiency Building Standards for California
Improved Energy Efficiency Building Standards for California

Thursday 7th June 2012

IN a move to reduce energy costs and saving consumers money the U.S. State of California Energy Commission unanimously approved energy efficiency standards for new commercial and residential buildings. "Improving the energy efficiency of buildings in which we will live and work will save Californians energy for decades," said Energy Commissioner ...

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New York State to Invest $800M in Energy Efficiency
New York State to Invest $800M in Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 2nd May 2012

NEW York State is to invest $800 million to improve energy efficiency in their state governmental buildings, with the goal of reducing energy consumption by 20 percent over the next 4 years. The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will issue debt to finance the projects, which will involve energy efficient upgrades ...

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$8 Million Energy Efficiency Investment in Atlanta
$8 Million Energy Efficiency Investment in Atlanta

Tuesday 24th April 2012

THE U.S. City of Atlanta’s economic development division, Invest Atlanta, hopes to lure new businesses downtown by making commercial buildings more energy efficient according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Invest Atlanta's board approved plans to invest up to $8 million from the city’s Westside tax allocation district to help commercial building ...

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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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Financing Techniques Boost Investment in Energy Efficiency
Financing Techniques Boost Investment in Energy Efficiency

Friday 9th March 2012

SPIRALING energy costs are driving businesses globally to invest in energy efficiency technologies, reducing their energy consumptions and costs according to a new paper from Siemens Financial Services (SFS). HeatingandVentilation.net report SFS stating: "In developed economies, tough credit conditions have restricted organisations' ability to invest. Now, however, financing arrangements are becoming ...

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Energy Efficient Lighting Growth in BRIC Countries
Energy Efficient Lighting Growth in BRIC Countries

Tuesday 24th January 2012

THE governments of the four BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) are implementing plans to phase out energy wasteful lighting and replacing it with energy-efficient lighting products and systems. A report on the lighting markets in the BRIC countries, ‘Lighting Products Market in the BRIC Countries - Market Opportunities and ...

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Energy Saving Proves Vital for British Retail Landlords
Energy Saving Proves Vital for British Retail Landlords

Tuesday 17th January 2012

BRITISH Land, one of the UK’s largest Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) is determined to show that energy saving initiatives are not just a lot of hot air. After reducing energy costs by almost a third in its shopping centres and retail parks, British Land is now focusing its environmental efforts ...

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Energy Efficiency Will be the Focus of Energy Summit
Energy Efficiency Will be the Focus of Energy Summit

Monday 9th January 2012

ENERGY efficiency will be at the top of the agenda at the World Future Energy Summit, or WFES 2012, in Abu Dhabi later this month. WFES 2012 will devote a special session to energy efficiency, with contributions from many world leaders in energy efficiency, including Siemens and Exxon Mobil. Much of the ...

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New Year, New Energy Efficienct Lights for U.S.
New Year, New Energy Efficienct Lights for U.S.

Monday 2nd January 2012

2012 ARRIVED with stunning firework displays around the world - but New York took the headlines for a future for lighting energy efficiency in the year ahead. The famous ball dropped in Times Square on New Year's Eve, but was lit up with 32,256 energy efficient LED lightbulbs, hailing in a ...

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Energy Saving Must be Main Focus for Ukraine
Energy Saving Must be Main Focus for Ukraine

Friday 16th December 2011

UKRAINE should make improving energy efficiency a national priority, Deputy Prime Minister and Social Policy Minister Sergiy Tigipko has said. "Euro 2012 has shown that we can allocate rather significant resources in the country if we want this," Tigipko said in an interview with Interfax- Ukraine, "energy saving is now one ...

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Energy Saving Business to Help Local Businesses Cut Energy Costs
Energy Saving Business to Help Local Businesses Cut Energy Costs

Wednesday 14th December 2011

WITH financial problems still troubling Europe many are surprised to see new ventures start up or grow, but as in the following example the time is perfect for the energy saving business. In the UK’s west country a businessman reveals that despite the European wide financial problem there is still much ...

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Substantial Savings Available Through Improving Motor Efficiency
Substantial Savings Available Through Improving Motor Efficiency

Tuesday 22nd November 2011

UK INDUSTRY could save over £630 million through making electric motors more energy efficient, using motor controllers such as variable speed drives (VSDs), according to the UK’s Carbon Trust. The Carbon Trust reveal through the release of new guides how businesses can make significant savings on their annual energy bill. In ...

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SMEs Missing out on £7.7 billion by Ignoring Energy Efficiency Measures
SMEs Missing out on £7.7 billion by Ignoring Energy Efficiency Measures

Wednesday 26th October 2011

NEARLY four million of the UK's 4.8 million small businesses are missing out on £7.7 billion every year by not implementing energy efficiency measures, according to new research from E.ON.  E.ON is on a mission to get British businesses energy fit and has revealed only one in five (21 percent) of ...

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Kesko Save Big with Energy Efficiency
Kesko Save Big with Energy Efficiency

Thursday 6th October 2011

KESKO, a Finnish retailing conglomerate, with about 2,000 stores in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, and Belarus, has made great headway in saving energy through energy efficiency measures. Kesko has saved 34 GWh (gigawatt-hours) of energy in 2008-2010, which represents more than half of its target. In the trading ...

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European Energy Efficiency Lighting Market to Grow
European Energy Efficiency Lighting Market to Grow

Wednesday 5th October 2011

NEW research predicts steady growth is forecast for the European lighting market across all sectors with retail and hospitality experiencing fast growth due to their preponderance of expensive decorative lighting. The market will be driven by the shift towards more intelligent and energy efficient lighting. In particular, the predicted "LED revolution" ...

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Ukraine Schools due to Benefit from Energy Saving Technologies
Ukraine Schools due to Benefit from Energy Saving Technologies

Thursday 22nd September 2011

UKRAINE Prime Minister, Mykola Azarov, announced his Government is to introduce energy saving technology into the country’s schools. The announcement was made after Azarov visited a Kyiv school, where FoRum reports he went to check that energy efficiency work that had been planned had been completed, with the project expected to ...

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Research Predicts Growth in Intelligent Lighting Controls
Research Predicts Growth in Intelligent Lighting Controls

Friday 16th September 2011

CLEAN tech research specialists Pike Research have issued a new report on the importance of intelligent lighting controls for reducing energy consumption and costs. The report discusses that although lighting accounts for a significant portion of all global electricity use, surpassing 2,200 terawatt hours every year and costing up to $200 ...

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Chicago to Shine Brighter while Saving $1.8 Million
Chicago to Shine Brighter while Saving $1.8 Million

Monday 8th August 2011

CHICAGO is about to shine brighter as they undergo a major installation of energy efficient lighting. The new replacement light bulbs will reportedly burn brighter, provide a better colour, burn less energy they will also last longer. Commissioner Gabe Klein, Chicago Department of Transportation, told Chicago’s ABC Channel 7 news: "We're going ...

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NYSERDA Helps Reduce Energy Costs by $5.5 million
NYSERDA Helps Reduce Energy Costs by $5.5 million

Thursday 4th August 2011

Municipalities, K-12 school districts, hospitals, businesses and colleges throughout New York City continue to make energy-saving investments that are reducing energy costs by more than $5.5 million annually. The information came from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) yesterday, revealing the energy savings in New York City—35.3 ...

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UK Retailers and Business Services Firms to Lose Out
UK Retailers and Business Services Firms to Lose Out

Monday 18th July 2011

RESEARCH reveals that UK retailers and business services firms are least likely to invest in energy efficiency this year, missing out on 20 percent or more savings on energy costs. The figures from British Gas indicate that 26 percent of retailers and 22 percent of business services firms, including corporate lawyers ...

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