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Australia to Fund Commercial Building Energy Efficiency
Australia to Fund Commercial Building Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 31st August 2011

ALONG with announcing AUS$35.2 million in funding to Green 90 buildings, Innovation Minister, Senator Kim Carr said Australia's commercial buildings generate significant greenhouse gas emissions every year. "The Government and building owners must work together to improve our buildings and create a richer, fairer and greener Australia," Senator Carr said. "The buildings ...

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Energy Efficiency Funding for Russian Industry
Energy Efficiency Funding for Russian Industry

Wednesday 31st August 2011

A LOAN programme extended by the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) to the Russian Gazprombank will be used for improving energy efficiency in Russia's industries. The loan agreement totalling €60 million is structured as a credit line with a seven-year maturity. At least 70 percent of the NIB-provided funds will be ...

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White Paper Looks to Avoid a Train Wreck through Energy Efficiency
White Paper Looks to Avoid a Train Wreck through Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 31st August 2011

THE American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) have published an interesting White Paper entitled: “How to Avoid a Train Wreck: Replacing Old Coal Plants with Energy Efficiency.” The report highlights that over the past year, the U.S. utility industry has experienced significant angst over pending updates to utility environmental ...

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New Zealand Release Strategies for Energy and Energy Efficiency
New Zealand Release Strategies for Energy and Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 30th August 2011

NEW Zealand’s acting Minister of Energy and Resources, Hekia Parata, released the New Zealand Energy Strategy and the New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy today promising energy for the future. Ms Parata said: “New Zealand is blessed with an abundance of energy resources. Our Government's goal is to make the ...

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Haircuts Deliver Energy Cuts For Japanese Firms.
Haircuts Deliver Energy Cuts For Japanese Firms.

Monday 29th August 2011

AFTER Japan’s disasters in March they have looked to cut energy use, due to loss of generating capacity - but cuts to save energy can vary. Apart from losing the Fukushima nuclear power plant, safety checks at Japan’s other nuclear power plants has greatly strained supply, and with a suggested move ...

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China to Step-Up Building Energy Efficiency Renovations
China to Step-Up Building Energy Efficiency Renovations

Monday 29th August 2011

CHINA Daily reveals that a legislative report says China is going to accelerate building renovations to improve the energy-efficiency of ever more structures.

 The report deals with the implementation of the Energy Conservation Law, and has been submitted to the National People's Congress’ Standing Committee, China's top legislature, during the bi-monthly ...

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South Africa Face Mandatory Energy Conservation
South Africa Face Mandatory Energy Conservation

Friday 26th August 2011

SOUTH Africa’s state utility Eskom could try for a mandatory Energy Conservation Scheme (ECS), if energy savings fall below 10 percent by commercial and domestic consumers. Eskom revealed the ECS proposal in a statement yesterday, but it will need government approval before it can be actioned. The utility also said that ...

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New Jersey Launches $20 Million Energy Efficiency Programme
New Jersey Launches $20 Million Energy Efficiency Programme

Friday 26th August 2011

THE U.S. State of New Jersey has launched a $20-million pilot programme which will provide energy efficiency project incentives, amongst others, for the State's largest commercial and industrial facilities. The Large Energy Users Pilot is designed to promote self-investment in energy efficiency projects in existing buildings, with incentives up to $1 ...

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India's SMEs to get Energy Efficiency Support
India's SMEs to get Energy Efficiency Support

Thursday 25th August 2011

THE SMALL Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) and the Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on energy efficiency technology and actions. Currently, both organisations are the co-implementing agencies preparing a World Bank funded project titled “Financing Energy Efficiency at MSMEs” . The project will ...

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Grand Hyatt São Paulo Awarded for Environmental Efforts
Grand Hyatt São Paulo Awarded for Environmental Efforts

Thursday 25th August 2011

THE Grand Hyatt Hotel in São Paulo has been honored as a 2011 World Saver by Condé Nast Traveller magazine, which includes reducing energy waste. Announced in the September 2011 issue of the magazine and as part of the fifth annual World Savers Awards, Grand Hyatt São Paulo is recognized for ...

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Improving Energy Efficiency Benefits All - Chu
Improving Energy Efficiency Benefits All - Chu

Wednesday 24th August 2011

Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy, highlighted that the whole community benefits when people improve the energy efficiency of their businesses and homes. Yesterday at a summit designed to educate entrepreneurs on how the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) supports small businesses, Chu explained: "You have more money in your pocket. ...

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Christchurch Earthquake to Result in improved Energy Efficiency?
Christchurch Earthquake to Result in improved Energy Efficiency?

Wednesday 24th August 2011

THERE are calls for improved sustainability and energy efficiency in the rebuilding of Christchurch, New Zealand, after February’s earth quake and the latest real-time energy data. The Christchurch Agency for Energy (CAfE), New Zealand, yesterday released the energy use statistics, from the Christchurch Energy Database, showing that the February earthquake reduced ...

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Minnesota Businesses get Energy Efficiency Funding
Minnesota Businesses get Energy Efficiency Funding

Tuesday 23rd August 2011

TO SAVE money and improve operational efficiency, the U.S. state of Minnesota's businesses are thinking “green” and now have access to funding to improve energy efficiency. The Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF), a nonprofit organisation that helps small businesses gain access to capital, has launched the Green Loan for Businesses; a ...

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ADB Provide $100 Million Energy Efficiency Finance to Shandong
ADB Provide $100 Million Energy Efficiency Finance to Shandong

Tuesday 23rd August 2011

THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) has provided a loan of $100 million for an energy efficiency project in the Shandong province of China. ADB’s Board of Directors approved the funding for the Shandong Energy Efficiency and Emission Reduction Project, as well as financing state-of-the art energy technologies at two private companies. The ...

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Energy Grants for Michigan Farmers and Rural Businesses
Energy Grants for Michigan Farmers and Rural Businesses

Monday 22nd August 2011

MICHIGAN, U.S. farmers and small businesses will receive up to $20,000 in grants to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has made the $503,848 in grants available in concert with President Obama’s rural economic bus tour in the U.S. Midwest, to 34 farmers and enterprises. U.S. Senator ...

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India's CII and BEE promote Energy Efficiency for Industry
India's CII and BEE promote Energy Efficiency for Industry

Sunday 21st August 2011

THE Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has partnered with the Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) to enhance competitiveness through improving industries energy efficiency. With the aim to promote energy efficient practices, the two organisations arranged Workshops on Enhancing Competitiveness through Energy Efficiency at various industrial locations in the Northern Indian ...

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Newfoundland tackle Energy Efficiency and Climate Change
Newfoundland tackle Energy Efficiency and Climate Change

Friday 19th August 2011

THE NEWFOUNDLAND Provincial Government released two action plans this week that will help Newfoundland and Labrador meet its energy efficiency and climate change goals. The papers, Energy Efficiency Action Plan 2011 and Climate Change Action Plan 2011, outline areas the province recognises as challenges and they also list how government, business ...

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Energy Efficiency Challenge for U.S. Northwest Industries
Energy Efficiency Challenge for U.S. Northwest Industries

Friday 19th August 2011

TO GET more industries in the U.S. Northwest to aggressively pursue energy efficiency, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), have launched the 25inTENsity Challenge. The 25inTENsity Challenge is a new regional initiative developed by non-profit NEEA and its Northwest utility partners to encourage and assist industries to work toward a unified ...

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Ghana to Introduce Energy Labelling for Buildings
Ghana to Introduce Energy Labelling for Buildings

Thursday 18th August 2011

GHANA’S Government is to develop an energy labelling system for buildings, which will also be compulsory, according to the Ghana News Agency (GNA).      The agency report that it is another step in Ghana’s efforts in ensuring that all buildings reach a high energy efficiency and environmental standard.      Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin, Ghana’s ...

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Australian Winery Chills with Energy Saving
Australian Winery Chills with Energy Saving

Thursday 18th August 2011

AN Australian Winery has discovered a way to save AUS$110,000 annually by improving energy efficiency. A report by Stephen Williams in the Newcastle Herald reported on the Tamburlaine Winery in Pokolbin, New South Wales (NSW). The organic winery has not only saved so much of their energy costs but have done ...

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Richmond SMEs offered Energy Efficiency Grants
Richmond SMEs offered Energy Efficiency Grants

Wednesday 17th August 2011

BUSINESSES in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames have been given a financial boost thanks to a new energy efficiency grant. SMEs (Small and medium-sized enterprises) in the Southwest London town can apply for up to £1,000 from the local authority, Richmond Council, to help buy energy efficient equipment, to ...

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Cyprus Urged to Save Energy to Lessen Power Shortages
Cyprus Urged to Save Energy to Lessen Power Shortages

Wednesday 17th August 2011

CYPRUS has been suffering from power shortages over the summer so energy saving efforts need to continue for the foreseeable future. Christos Christodoulides, Director of the Transmission System Operator, has called for care with electricity consumption, with a need for energy efficiency and saving. Christodoulides revealed that currently power demand was limited ...

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Fiji Push their Energy Conservation Efforts
Fiji Push their Energy Conservation Efforts

Tuesday 16th August 2011

IN THE Pacific Island State of Fiji, existing energy efficiency initiatives are being ramped up by the Government to improve energy efficiency and save money. The initiatives have been in place for a while, but little has been achieved, hence a push now to educate the population to think about energy ...

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Energy Efficiency Funding for Pennsylvania's Small Businesses
Energy Efficiency Funding for Pennsylvania's Small Businesses

Tuesday 16th August 2011

SMALL business owners in Pennsylvania, U.S., looking to improve their energy efficiency have been given a financial incentive. Businesses looking to cut emissions and save money via improved energy efficiency are eligible to apply for a Small Business Advantage Grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Businesses can apply for 50-percent ...

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Greening U.S. Commercial Buildings could save $1.2 Trillion
Greening U.S. Commercial Buildings could save $1.2 Trillion

Monday 15th August 2011

THE U.S. Green Buildings Council (USGBC) claim that investing in energy efficient buildings is central to the country reducing its energy consumption by 23 percent by 2020, saving $1.2 trillion. The conclusion comes from a study sponsored by USGBC on the benefits of green buildings, combined with other non-transportation initiatives. Apart ...

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