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Questions raised about Smart Meter Energy Savings
Questions raised about Smart Meter Energy Savings

Wednesday 5th May 2010

IN a report from management consultancy Accenture, discounts of 10% to 20% will be demanded by customers in return for allowing energy firms to use smart meters to regulate their energy use. After asking more than 9,000 consumers in 17 countries, Accenture found only 16% would give electricity providers remote control ...

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NEMEX Exhibition a Success
NEMEX Exhibition a Success

Friday 23rd April 2010

THE NEMEX exhibition in the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England, was held over three days this week, with many in the energy saving industry gathering to share their experience and display their innovations. From smart meters and load-side products through to leading edge innovations in real-time energy monitoring or just ...

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Motor Control Saves Energy
Motor Control Saves Energy

Wednesday 7th April 2010

Next week in a keynote speech entitled "Sources of Innovation for Motion Control" John Hanks, who has many years experience in motor controls, will provide details on the amount of energy used globally to power motors. The address is the kickoff event of the EE Times Motor Control Virtual Conference that ...

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Smart Meters not as Smart as Real-Time Energy Monitors
Smart Meters not as Smart as Real-Time Energy Monitors

Monday 29th March 2010

WHICH? a consumer protection organisation in the UK have just released some details regarding Smart Meters - often lauded as a panacea for energy saving. Which? chief executive Peter Vicary-Smith said: ‘We've long argued that consumers shouldn't foot the bill for installing Smart Meters - consumers will save a few pounds ...

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Report Points to Bright Future for Intelligent Energy Efficiency Solutions
Report Points to Bright Future for Intelligent Energy Efficiency Solutions

Monday 29th March 2010

THE global research firm, Cleantech, has released comprehensive analysis of energy efficiency innovations in commercial buildings. The report, titled “As Energy Efficiency Booms, Buildings Get a Brain”, has been produced through extensive research and interviews with leading businesses, investors and industry influencers. Sheeraz Haji, president of Cleantech Group states, “Commercial office buildings consume ...

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The Ups & Downs of Saving Energy
The Ups & Downs of Saving Energy

Friday 12th March 2010

The UK’s Guardian newspaper runs several blogs and this week Dave Hill’s blog had an interesting post after he received an email from a regular reader which is of interest to those involved in energy saving. The email describes an experience he had on Wednesday evening this week in one of ...

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Coventry - Has It Been Blinded By The Light?
Coventry - Has It Been Blinded By The Light?

Friday 19th February 2010

The UK City of Coventry could save up to 40% on energy bills thanks to new energy efficient street lighting and an innovative management system which will allow lighting levels to be dimmed. The project will take over 25 years and will see the replacement of 28,000 of the current 32,000 ...

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Don't Save The Cheerleader And Save The World
Don't Save The Cheerleader And Save The World

Friday 19th February 2010

Professional baseball in South Korea is planning to go green by installing electricity-saving equipment to reduce energy use, but that is not all. With a nod back to a popular television program - that suggested saving the cheerleader would save the world - the opposite could be said to be true ...

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South Korea Sees The LED Light
South Korea Sees The LED Light

Thursday 11th February 2010

The South Korean government announced today that it will spend $47 million this year to increase the use of energy efficient lighting products, aimed at helping South Korea cut back on greenhouse gas emissions. The funds will promote use of light-emitting diode (LED)-based lighting products, power transformers and inverters, according ...

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Seeing Is Believing With Real-Time Energy Monitors
Seeing Is Believing With Real-Time Energy Monitors

Tuesday 9th February 2010

Small and medium sized business just in the United Kingdom could be losing as much as £3 billion in 2010 as a result of inefficient equipment and energy wastage. The same pattern applies to most industrialised countries around the globe. The UK’s Carbon Trust reckons out-of-date equipment is wasting small businesses’ ...

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Canadian Tire Tread The Way Of Sustainability
Canadian Tire Tread The Way Of Sustainability

Monday 8th February 2010

Canadian Tire, a retailer of tyre and automotive parts, gas stations, general merchandise and apparel, says it will be among one of the first Canadian companies to include their sustainability metrics in its quarterly and year-end financial reporting, according to its first Community and Business Sustainability Report. Starting in 2010, the company ...

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Print Company Wish To Optimise Energy Use
Print Company Wish To Optimise Energy Use

Friday 5th February 2010

TheAlternativePress.com , New Jersey's daily environmentally-friendly all-online alternative to your local newspaper have reported that Print Tech of Mountainside, New Jersey, has taken a major leap along the road to energy conservation. Print Tech has engaged Shift Into Green Energy to work with them on optimizing their electrical energy efficiency. ...

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Energy Saving Payback
Energy Saving Payback

Thursday 4th February 2010

With current demand for energy raising concerns regarding the future consistency of supply and so-called “green” energy not being sufficient to fill in the gap left by fossil fuels, refurbishing and retrofitting commercial buildings as part of an overall sustainable strategy, is the main challenge for many cities and regions ...

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Smart Meters Essential For UK CO2 Cuts
Smart Meters Essential For UK CO2 Cuts

Monday 14th December 2009

A National Grid executive has declared that England definitely needs smart meters. Making consumers aware of how much they are using and what it's costing them will encourage a reduction in energy consumption and help the UK reach its ambitious carbon emission reduction target by 2050 in a cost-effective way. The ...

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UK Government Supports Smart Meters
UK Government Supports Smart Meters

Wednesday 2nd December 2009

The UK government is injecting 6 million pounds to develop smart technology, to make the country's homes and businesses energy efficient. 2020 is the targeted deadline by which all homes should be equipped with smart meters to make electricity use more efficient and cut carbon emissions. This initiative is very encouraging in ...

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Energy Efficiency - The World Under A New Light
Energy Efficiency - The World Under A New Light

Wednesday 25th November 2009

100W and frosted incandescent light bulbs have just been banned in the EU, after an odd 200 years of service. The attempt to curb climate change is the source of this EU initiative. Energy efficient fluorescent or halogen lighting is up to 80% more efficient than its incandescent counterpart, which should ...

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Art Gallery Sets Green Example

Monday 16th November 2009

Nottingham Contemporary, a new 3000 sq m public art gallery in the UK which opened on November 13th, was created to be equipped with the most recent energy-saving solutions to demonstrate a large building can have high levels of energy efficiency and sustainability. The building, representing the largest facility of its ...

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Smart meters 'will help reduce carbon emissions'
Smart meters 'will help reduce carbon emissions'

Wednesday 11th November 2009

Technology such as smart meters will help reduce carbon emissions in the UK, an industry expert has stated. Philip Sellwood, chief executive of the Energy Saving Trust, made his comments after Lord Smith, the chairman of the Environment Agency, suggested that consumers should be given an annual carbon allowance. He stated that ...

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Retrofitters save energy with innovative lighting
Retrofitters save energy with innovative lighting

Tuesday 10th November 2009

The installation of energy-efficient lighting systems is one of the main aspects of retrofitting a property successfully, it has been asserted. According to the Guardian, people looking to retrofit an office building or home to save energy should first consider how to make the most of natural light, as doing so ...

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Illinois residents advised to use energy-saving Christmas lights
Illinois residents advised to use energy-saving Christmas lights

Tuesday 10th November 2009

An Illinois-based utility company has urged people to consider energy-saving technology when decorating their homes and offices for the festive season. Lighting up a property for Christmas can be made significantly more energy efficient by using LEDs instead of incandescent bulbs, according to Ameren Illinois Utilities. The firm claimed that festive light ...

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Businesses urged to invest in energy-saving systems
Businesses urged to invest in energy-saving systems

Monday 9th November 2009

Companies can save a considerable amount of money by making their heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems more energy efficient, it has been claimed. According to GreenTech Media, an HVAC system is usually a firm's "largest discretionary source of energy demand" and therefore the most significant controllable expense on a ...

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Ontario university unveils new energy-saving building
Ontario university unveils new energy-saving building

Wednesday 4th November 2009

The new engineering building at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, has been equipped with a host of innovative energy-saving features to help students understand sustainable construction. According to the Daily Commercial News, the five-storey structure was designed to achieve Gold certification in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) scheme. Built ...

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Energy-saving convenience store unveiled by Sainsbury's
Energy-saving convenience store unveiled by Sainsbury's

Monday 2nd November 2009

British supermarket firm J Sainsbury is set to open a new Local convenience store featuring a number of innovative energy-saving measures. The company estimates that the outlet in Bath will save approximately 27 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions over the next 15 years, as well as establishing "a benchmark for future ...

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Cardiff's Senedd building receives energy rating upgrade
Cardiff's Senedd building receives energy rating upgrade

Friday 30th October 2009

The Senedd building, home of the National Assembly for Wales, is now officially one of the most energy-efficient public structures in the UK. Situated in Cardiff Bay, the building recently had its Display Energy Certificate rating upgraded from a C to a B in recognition of its impressive green credentials. Energy-saving features ...

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San Diego building 'set standard for energy efficiency'
San Diego building 'set standard for energy efficiency'

Monday 26th October 2009

Ongoing attempts to make commercial structures in San Diego, California, more energy efficient are inspired by the pioneering efforts of the city's Ridgehaven Building. This is according to the San Diego Union-Tribune, which describes the three-storey, 73,000 sq ft office building as "a showcase for energy efficiency". In 1999, the Ridgehaven Building ...

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