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Electricity conservation can help Austin become greener
Electricity conservation can help Austin become greener

Saturday 29th August 2009

Efficient electricity usage has been suggested as the ideal way of helping a company that powers the capital city of the US state of Texas to reduce its own carbon emissions. Austin Energy wants the city of Austin to be greener and is considering numerous proposals that can help it achieve ...

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Montana schools implementing energy-saving projects
Montana schools implementing energy-saving projects

Friday 28th August 2009

Schools in the US state of Montana are investing in energy-saving products and conservation initiatives aimed at reducing their power usage and carbon footprint. The schools are adopting the green measures thanks to more than $4.8 million in funding made available as part of the Montana Reinvestment Act, according to Billings ...

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Wisconsin company invests in energy-saving products
Wisconsin company invests in energy-saving products

Wednesday 26th August 2009

A small business in the US state of Wisconsin has invested in several energy-saving measures that are projected to save it thousands of dollars in electricity bills, according to Biztimes.com. Columbia Grinding hopes to save $33,000 (£20,000) per year as a result of the investments, which include an air filtration system ...

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China's economic agency working on energy conservation guidelines
China's economic agency working on energy conservation guidelines

Wednesday 26th August 2009

Plans to govern how the energy-saving sector is operating and developing are being worked on by China's economic planning agency. The National Development and Reform Commission has announced that it is formulating a development plan for the fast growing industry and environmental protection. According to a statement posted on the economic agency's ...

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Pittsburgh International Airport gets grant for energy-saving project
Pittsburgh International Airport gets grant for energy-saving project

Wednesday 26th August 2009

A grant worth thousands of dollars has been granted to Pittsburgh International Airport for the installation of energy-saving lights designed to lower the facility's carbon footprint. The Allegheny County Airport Authority has taken delivery of $800,000 (£486,000) from the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority for investment in LED lights at the facility. Some ...

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US green product manufacturers get funding from government
US green product manufacturers get funding from government

Tuesday 25th August 2009

Manufacturers of energy-saving products in the US have received backing from the government, which has announced a multi-billion dollar tax break initiative. The Department of Energy and the Treasury have set aside $2.3 billion (£1.4 billion) of tax credits to be awarded to manufacturers of clean-energy products that can help reduce ...

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US DoE supporting research to diversify LED lighting use
US DoE supporting research to diversify LED lighting use

Tuesday 25th August 2009

LED light bulbs could become a common feature in businesses in the US as a result of an initiative being supported by the US Department of Energy (DoE). The organisation is supporting a study aimed at making the energy-saving lights more available by reducing their costs, according to the Miami Herald. At ...

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Baltimore puts in place energy efficiency programme
Baltimore puts in place energy efficiency programme

Saturday 22nd August 2009

Consumers in the US city of Baltimore in Maryland are to be targeted in an energy-saving campaign aimed at encouraging power conservation and cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The pilot programme, dubbed the Baltimore Neighborhood Energy Challenge, is aimed at encouraging consumers to reduce the amount of electricity they use, according to ...

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Four US states receive funding for energy-saving programmes
Four US states receive funding for energy-saving programmes

Saturday 22nd August 2009

Green business opportunities in the US states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut and Hawaii have been given a boost thanks to a multi-million dollar investment from the Department of Energy (DoE). More than $66 million (£40 million) in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be advanced to the states ...

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Think tank highlights economic benefits of green proposals
Think tank highlights economic benefits of green proposals

Friday 21st August 2009

Center for American Progress chief executive John Podesta has spoken to US television network CNBC about the economic benefits of enacting a recent proposal put forward by the think tank. Green business opportunities with the potential to create and support 625,000 permanent jobs by 2020 can be created if the proposals ...

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Arizona State University installs LEDs in energy-efficiency project
Arizona State University installs LEDs in energy-efficiency project

Friday 21st August 2009

Arizona State University (ASU) has stepped up its efforts to become more energy-efficient, reduce its carbon footprint and save money by investing in new light emitting-diode (LED) fixtures. Six parking structures at the higher learning institution's Tempe campus have been retrofitted with the LED fixtures, which the university hopes will save ...

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Smart meters and grids will bring benefits to consumers
Smart meters and grids will bring benefits to consumers

Thursday 20th August 2009

Energy-saving products such as smart grids and smart meters will bring benefits to commercial as well as residential power consumers, according to a conservation expert. Writing in the Examiner, Phoenix-based green business expert Brian Coppa said that the technology will not only allow consumers to save energy and reduce their carbon ...

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Alabama-based university gets funding for energy efficiency projects
Alabama-based university gets funding for energy efficiency projects

Thursday 20th August 2009

The University of North Alabama (UNA) is to invest in more energy-efficient products and projects after receiving a grant for the second phase of its Green Campus Initiative. A $951,000 grant (£817,000) from the US Department of Energy was awarded to the university on Tuesday (August 11th) for use in making ...

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UK Energy Saving Trust proposals could spur green business opportunities
UK Energy Saving Trust proposals could spur green business opportunities

Wednesday 19th August 2009

Buildings that are energy inefficient should not be allowed on the market, according to the UK Energy Saving Trust, which is calling for legislation to make this possible. The organisation is campaigning for Energy Performance Certificates that rate homes' energy efficiency from A- G to be backed with laws barring those ...

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Back energy-saving initiatives for buildings, report urges
Back energy-saving initiatives for buildings, report urges

Wednesday 19th August 2009

The US government has been called upon to support a plan to make buildings in the country energy efficient because, apart from reducing the nation's carbon footprint, this would create business opportunities. According to the proposal by the Center for American Progress think tank, public policies to encourage widespread private investments ...

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Smart meters recommended for energy-saving in New Zealand
Smart meters recommended for energy-saving in New Zealand

Tuesday 18th August 2009

Smart meters have been recommended as ideal products for helping New Zealand consumers reduce their energy consumption as the government reviews power consumption. The government is expected to discuss energy-saving proposals including consumer discounts for those consuming less electricity, according to stuff.co.nz. However, Labour Party legislator Charles Chauvel has spoken out against ...

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Chinese retailers to get subsidies for energy-saving lights
Chinese retailers to get subsidies for energy-saving lights

Tuesday 18th August 2009

Authorities in China's industrial city of Taiyuan have come up with an energy-saving initiative that is aimed at reducing the amount of power retail enterprises consume. Retailers that invest in energy-saving lights will now benefit from a 50 per cent grant from the government, according to Taiyuan Bureau of Commerce, reports ...

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Employees can play role in energy-saving efforts
Employees can play role in energy-saving efforts

Friday 14th August 2009

Employers should actively involve employees in their energy-saving initiatives in order to make the schemes more effective, a UK-based public sector trade union has urged. Both public and private sector organisations should adopt this attitude according to Unison, which stated that cutting carbon emissions is a team effort requiring everyone's contributions. Unison ...

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Clinton deal could spur energy-saving business opportunities in India
Clinton deal could spur energy-saving business opportunities in India

Friday 14th August 2009

A new initiative by the Clinton Foundation to harness solar energy in Asia could result in energy-saving business opportunities in the region, it has emerged. The foundation has agreed to build the largest solar power station in the world, according to Gujarat state's energy minister Saurabh Patel, who has confirmed to ...

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UK on the right track with energy-conservation, report states
UK on the right track with energy-conservation, report states

Friday 14th August 2009

A new report has concluded that the UK is on course to meet the challenges of securing energy supplies domestically and internationally thanks to measures outlined in the Low Carbon Transition Plan. Entitled 'Energy Security: a national challenge in a changing world' the report has been written by the prime minister's ...

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UK government urged to hasten smart meter rollout
UK government urged to hasten smart meter rollout

Thursday 13th August 2009

The UK government has been called upon to support energy-saving products by taking the lead on the introduction of smart meters in households across the country. Friends of the Earth and the Energy Retail Association have urged the government to outline how the programme will deliver the 46 million meters in ...

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The US Air Force is initiating energy-saving projects to cut emissions
The US Air Force is initiating energy-saving projects to cut emissions

Wednesday 12th August 2009

A series of energy-saving programmes are about to be initiated by the United States Air Force across its bases in a bid to save more than $4 million (£2.4 million) a year and cut carbon emissions. More than a dozen such projects are about to begin thanks to nearly £40 million ...

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UK university energy-saving proposals welcomed by sector
UK university energy-saving proposals welcomed by sector

Wednesday 12th August 2009

Several UK higher education professionals have welcomed proposals for UK universities to put in place energy-saving solutions that will help them reduce emissions by 34 per cent by 2020. The Higher Education Funding Council for England recently launched a consultation on the matter, with suggestions to tie the amount of financial ...

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Canadian city approves energy-saving investments for public buildings
Canadian city approves energy-saving investments for public buildings

Tuesday 11th August 2009

The British Columbia (BC) city of Burnaby has approved a variety of energy conservation projects at civic facilities that will see energy-saving products and solutions adopted to cut their emissions. Some $210,000 (£116,000) is to be spent on seven energy conservation projects on the buildings including the Burnaby Sports Complex, which ...

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Energy-saving starts with good practice
Energy-saving starts with good practice

Saturday 8th August 2009

School children at Roland Park Elementary and Middle School's environmental club in Baltimore, Maryland, recently received a firsthand lesson on energy-saving practices from a conservation specialist. After the school invested in a second-generation Eniscope from Enigin aimed at helping it cut down on electricity wastage, experts from the company explained to ...

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