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ESOS Looms for UK Businesses
ESOS Looms for UK Businesses

Thursday 21st August 2014

LARGE UK businesses and corporations are being urged to take note of the government’s new Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) which requires qualification by the end of this year. ESOS is the UK government’s application to an aspect of the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive regarding energy audits. ESOS will require an ...

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Salty Batteries
Salty Batteries

Wednesday 20th August 2014

Batteries are tremendous things - think of hope they have changed out lives. Portable power enables us to do so much, or provide the energy to keep moving - if batteries can have a longer life, then all the better. Cornell University chemical engineers have achieved a breakthrough in the race ...

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Increase in Building Automated Energy Efficient Systems
Increase in Building Automated Energy Efficient Systems

Wednesday 20th August 2014

BUILDING owners across the world are increasingly adopting intelligent and building automation (BA) systems to tackle rising energy costs. As buildings account for nearly one-third of global energy use and are the leading contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, need for BA systems will only grow. Opportunities for manufacturers will be ...

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Funding for Research into Energy Efficiency
Funding for Research into Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 19th August 2014

ENERGY security, price fluctuations let alone climate change is behind six new research projects that aim to gain a fuller understanding of how energy is managed in the UK's non-domestic buildings. Funded with £3 million from the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), on behalf of the Research Councils ...

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Nigeria's Nasarawa State to get Energy Efficiency Aid
Nigeria's Nasarawa State to get Energy Efficiency Aid

Monday 18th August 2014

THE Global Environment Facility – United Nations Development Programme (GEF-UNDP) has revealed it will spend 21 million Nigerian Naira to improve sustainable energy projects and energy efficiency. Etiosa Uyigue, the National Coordinator of GEF-UNDP, revealed the program for Nasarawa State in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). He ...

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Help on ESOS for UK Organizations
Help on ESOS for UK Organizations

Friday 15th August 2014

THE Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) will affect thousands of organisations in the UK, those with 250+ employees, or an annual turnover and balance sheet of €50m and €43m respectively. ESOS is the UK Government's response to implementing Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, which mandates energy assessments for ...

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24 EU States Face Legal Proceedings Over Energy Saving Law
24 EU States Face Legal Proceedings Over Energy Saving Law

Thursday 14th August 2014

EUROPEAN UNION (EU) regulators have started legal proceedings against 24 of the blocs member states for failures in enforcing energy efficiency laws. The European Commission revealed the news yesterday, with energy efficiency taken on even more importance for the EU due to the conflict in Ukraine, as Russia are the EU’s ...

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$3M Energy Saving Initiative for Auckland Airport
$3M Energy Saving Initiative for Auckland Airport

Tuesday 12th August 2014

A NEW $3 million initiative will see Auckland Airport in New Zealand working in partnership with tenants to achieve ambitious energy-saving targets. Supported by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), the program is the first collaboration of its type between a large-scale commercial landlord and tenants. Auckland Airport is New ...

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Green Building Code for Phillipines
Green Building Code for Phillipines

Monday 11th August 2014

THE Philippine’s Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has announced it is to craft a Green Building Code (GBC). DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson said, “This is the Department’s response to the clamor for sustainable building regulations to reduce greenhouse emissions and introduce electricity and cost savings for new buildings ...

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New York Invests in Energy Efficiency
New York Invests in Energy Efficiency

Thursday 7th August 2014

THE U.S. State of New York is set to enjoy $20 million in energy savings from three newly completed energy efficiency projects over the next two decades. The New York State Office of General Services (OGS) and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) have partnered on the energy efficiency projects, which ...

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Europeans Focus on Energy Efficiency
Europeans Focus on Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 6th August 2014

A STUDY by Kingfisher plc, Europe’s biggest home improvement retail group, report that 65% of European householders fear rising energy bills as their main concern, with a growing number focusing on energy efficiency. The survey of 17,000 people in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain and Turkey ...

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French Cabinet Approves Energy Bill
French Cabinet Approves Energy Bill

Tuesday 5th August 2014

THE French Government has approved the country’s long anticipated Energy Bill, with expectations the bill could produce €10 billion of clean energy and technology investment. The bill was approved by the French Cabinet last week and will now go before the full parliament this autumn. Strikingly the bill proposes an increase in ...

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Ghanaians Urged to Imprve Energy Saving
Ghanaians Urged to Imprve Energy Saving

Monday 4th August 2014

ALHAJI Amin Amidu Sulemana, Ghana’s Upper West Regional Minister, called on the region to help save energy, pointing out that wasting of energy is one of the factors that contribute to load shedding. He highlighted that the production and service sectors of the Ghanaian economy depends so much on the availability ...

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Simple is Best Energy Saving Strategy for Dewa
Simple is Best Energy Saving Strategy for Dewa

Friday 1st August 2014

SAVING energy usually starts with simple measures which is exactly the steps taken by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) to reduce energy use by 12% at its offices. They turned back the thermostats on their air-conditioning to 27°C from 24°C, and switching off equipment outside working hours or in ...

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UK Students to See the LED Light
UK Students to See the LED Light

Thursday 31st July 2014

A UK student accommodation company has set a program of installing energy saving LED lighting into 120 properties at a cost of £21 million. Unite Students house 41,000 students, meaning any energy savings in their properties can substantially reducing running costs and protect profits. The company expects to see payback within five ...

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S$8.3M for Singapore Building Energy Efficiency Research
S$8.3M for Singapore Building Energy Efficiency Research

Wednesday 30th July 2014

IN a bid to improve Singapore’s building energy efficiency, a grant of 8.3 million Singapore Dollars (S$) has been made to researchers from several of the Republic’s higher learning centres. Singapore’s Today report that researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Ngee Ann Polytechnic were ...

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$960B Spend on Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Retorfits
$960B Spend on Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Retorfits

Tuesday 29th July 2014

COMMERCIAL building owners and managers will invest nearly $960 billion in energy efficiency retrofits from 2014-2023 according to Navigant Research. Because the existing building stock dwarfs the amount of building space that is added on an annual basis, retrofits are a critical pathway to greening the world’s commercial buildings. Regulations and ...

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EIB Finance Energy Efficiency in Bucharest
EIB Finance Energy Efficiency in Bucharest

Monday 28th July 2014

THE European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing €22.47 million to finance the second phase of an energy efficiency retrofit program in Bucharest, Romania. The project is expected to result in around 50% savings in the energy consumption of the buildings concerned. The menu is the first tranche of a loan worth ...

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British Colombia's Mills Get Energy Saving Boost
British Colombia's Mills Get Energy Saving Boost

Friday 25th July 2014

THE Canadian province of British Colombia's (BC) government have announced a new Power Smart program to improve energy efficiency and reduce electricity costs for paper and pulp mills. The program will help producers remain globally competitive, supporting thousands of jobs throughout the province, while reducing overall electricity demand, keeping rates ...

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EU Commission Agrees 30% Energy Savings Goal
EU Commission Agrees 30% Energy Savings Goal

Thursday 24th July 2014

THE EU looks set to accept a 30% energy saving target by 2030, with the European Commission proposing the goal in a communication yesterday. The proposal claims new opportunities for European businesses, affordable energy bills for consumers, increased energy security through a significant reduction of natural gas imports and a positive ...

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Is the EU About to Get a 30% Energy Efficiency Target
Is the EU About to Get a 30% Energy Efficiency Target

Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Jean Claude Juncker, the President elect of the EU Commission, is backing a 30% energy efficiency target for 2030 for the bloc. During a speech last week to the European Parliament Juncker nailed his colours to the current president Manual Barroso’s proposal of 27-29%, stating: “A binding 30% energy efficiency target ...

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Global Energy Efficiency Rankings
Global Energy Efficiency Rankings

Tuesday 22nd July 2014

GERMANY comes in first in a new energy efficiency ranking of the world’s major economies, followed by Italy, the European Union as a whole, China, and France. According to the 2014 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard published today by the nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). New to the rankings ...

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Supermarket Set Green Commercial Loan Lead
Supermarket Set Green Commercial Loan Lead

Monday 21st July 2014

UK supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has obtained a £200M green loan from Lloyds and Rabobank to fund their numerous sustainability programs, which the firm calling a breakthrough in commercial loans. The commercial loan is the first to be officially classified "green" loan taken out by a British blue chip company, which will ...

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10M for UK Business and Industry to Improve Energy Efficiency
10M for UK Business and Industry to Improve Energy Efficiency

Friday 18th July 2014

UK business, industry and other organisations will get help to cut their energy costs with £10 million available this year to improve efficiency and reduce energy demand, and more to follow. The announcement was made yesterday by UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey at the CBI’s Energy Conference. He ...

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Armenia gets $10M for Energy Efficiency Projects
Armenia gets $10M for Energy Efficiency Projects

Thursday 17th July 2014

THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and HSBC Bank Armenia CJSC for a $10 million loan to be directed to the industrial and renewable energy sectors. The funds will allow HSBC Armenia to support its borrowing clients in their energy efficiency and renewable energy investments. These funds will be ...

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