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Europe Target Energy Savings
Europe Target Energy Savings

Wednesday 14th April 2010

Europe can cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% and reduce its energy bill by 350 billion Euros ($476 billion) a year by 2050, if it acts within five years, reported from the European Climate Foundation in Brussels today. The cost of energy per unit may fall as much as 30% by ...

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SustainabilityLive! Exhibition will Highlight Energy Saving
SustainabilityLive! Exhibition will Highlight Energy Saving

Tuesday 13th April 2010

NEXT week sees the annual SustainabilityLive! exhibition will take place at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK (April 20-22). SustainabilityLive! is one of the sustainability businesses leading events in Europe with, apart from the exhibitors, seminars, conferences and interactive feature areas, all designed to help companies work towards a more ...

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Billions Could be Saved in Southern U.S. through Energy Efficiency
Billions Could be Saved in Southern U.S. through Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 13th April 2010

A report released on Monday revealed the substantial savings to be made through the application of energy efficiency across 16 southern U.S. States. "The question always arises as to how much wasted energy can be eliminated, and at what cost," said Marilyn Brown of the Georgia Institute of Technology. "We've tried ...

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Thai Hospitals to make Healthy Energy Savings
Thai Hospitals to make Healthy Energy Savings

Monday 12th April 2010

MORE than 1,300 private and public hospitals across Thailand are expected to participate in a new energy-saving programme, according to the Thailand Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE). Krairit Nilkuha, the department's director-general, said the Energy and the Public Health Ministries would offer advice to the hospitals on applying ...

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Massive Savings from Energy Efficiency for Texas
Massive Savings from Energy Efficiency for Texas

Monday 12th April 2010

THE US state of Texas would avoid having to build 17 power plants by 2020 if it adopts strict energy-efficient guidelines for businesses, and homes, now a new study is expected to reveal today, according to Dallas News. Texans could save a combined $13.7 billion on their utility bills and create ...

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Global and National Energy Efficiency Funding Boost for ESCOs
Global and National Energy Efficiency Funding Boost for ESCOs

Friday 9th April 2010

INITIATIVES for energy efficiency from governments and even global bodies are funding many opportunities for enterprises in the energy saving industry. The industrial countries often provide energy efficiency funding at regional and state level – generally supplemented and added to by national grants and initiatives. For the second and third world, the ...

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Tokyo sets Lead for National Government
Tokyo sets Lead for National Government

Thursday 8th April 2010

TOKYO aims to slash its harmful greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, which is 25 percent compared with 2000 levels. The program caps energy-related carbon dioxide emissions from some 1,330 offices and factories in the capital and allows for trading of emissions credits. The move by Tokyo, whose energy consumption is about the ...

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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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UK Businesses Must Pay Attention to Energy Use
UK Businesses Must Pay Attention to Energy Use

Wednesday 7th April 2010

UK businesses have been encouraged to pay closer attention to their energy use ahead of the implementation of the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency regulations. The scheme kicked off this month (April) but will only gradually come into force with the full bill for carbon emissions not being applied until ...

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India Sets Energy Efficiency Targets for Industry
India Sets Energy Efficiency Targets for Industry

Wednesday 7th April 2010

INDIA is to launch an energy efficiency scheme in April 2011 which targets the country’s most energy-intensive companies. The scheme was announced by the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change and will be titled the “Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme”, announced at the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEE). The ...

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Virtual Power Station maybe the Answer for Israel
Virtual Power Station maybe the Answer for Israel

Tuesday 6th April 2010

Israel’s electricity reserves are dangerously low, so reports the Jerusalem Post. In a conversation with The Post, one government official compared them to Sub-Saharan Africa. Any drastic rise in appliance usage could plunge parts of the country into darkness or force the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) to initiate rolling brown outs ...

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Australia's Energy Efficiency Opportunities Program Saves Emissions and Money
Australia's Energy Efficiency Opportunities Program Saves Emissions and Money

Tuesday 6th April 2010

IN July 2006 the Australian federal government set up the Energy Efficiency Opportunities Program (EEO), which has recently produced a report on energy efficiency which highlights the environmental and financial benefits of energy efficiency. The EEO’s primary aim is helping large energy consumers to recognise opportunities to improve energy efficiency. ...

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Asia Switches on to Demand for Energy Efficiency
Asia Switches on to Demand for Energy Efficiency

Thursday 1st April 2010

Citywire reports that the Asian market is ripe for efficient energy companies – and sees China as key to the sector’s future. ‘China is definitely our focus point, but not only for solar power,’ says François Perrin, who runs the €20 million Fortis L Fund Green Tigers fund . ‘The Chinese ...

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Companies Suffer Creditbility Gap in Sustainability Reporting
Companies Suffer Creditbility Gap in Sustainability Reporting

Thursday 1st April 2010

CLIMATE and sustainability data reported by some of the world's largest companies suffer from a credibility gap, a new report found, primarily because companies fail to have the information verified. Smart Sustainability’s new report suggests that the carbon and sustainability data put out by FTSE 350 companies is lacking in credibility. ...

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UKs CRC Scheme Starts April 1 - Are UK Businesses Ready?
UKs CRC Scheme Starts April 1 - Are UK Businesses Ready?

Wednesday 31st March 2010

THE CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is the UK’s new legally binding climate change and energy saving scheme that aims to reduce the energy consumption in commercial buildings. Compliance failures, such as incorrect reporting, pose the greatest risk to both reputation and the bottom line for participant organisations. Research shows two thirds ...

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EU Encourage African SMEs to become Competitive through Energy Efficiency
EU Encourage African SMEs to become Competitive through Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 31st March 2010

THE European Union is taking a lead in supporting the promotion of energy efficiency both at home and abroad and are currently in Gaborone, Botswana, promoting energy efficiency. Head of Delegation of the European Union to Botswana and the SADC region, Mr Paul Malin echoed these sentiments at a regional workshop ...

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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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"Malaysia still a long way from being energy efficient" - Gelber

Monday 29th March 2010

Efforts by Malaysia to adopt energy efficiency measures are fairly limited as energy in the country is still cheap. Greenest Person on the Planet 2008 award winner, Matthias Gelber said on Sunday: "Malaysians are having it easy as their energy rates are subsidised by the Government. “The challenge now is how the Malaysian ...

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Ukraine and Japan Cooperate on Energy Saving
Ukraine and Japan Cooperate on Energy Saving

Sunday 28th March 2010

Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Serhii Tihipko's has released details of cooperation between Ukraine and Japan to develop energy savings and alternative power sources. Tadashi Idzava, Japan's Ambassador to Ukraine, confirmed Japan's interest in cooperating with the Eastern European country with “green investments. Tihipko released a statement, saying that Ukraine wanted to ...

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Earth Hour to Help Pakistan with Energy Efficiency
Earth Hour to Help Pakistan with Energy Efficiency

Friday 26th March 2010

Chairman of Pakistan’s Senate, Farooq H. Naek, underlined today, Friday Mrach 26, the need for enhancing coordination among parliamentarians, different sections of the society, government institutions, commerce and NGOs to conserve energy and save environment for future generation of Pakistan. “We have to work together to save every sapling, every ...

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Ermenkov wants Energy Efficency Focus in Bulgaria
Ermenkov wants Energy Efficency Focus in Bulgaria

Friday 26th March 2010

TASKO Ermenkov, the Executive Director of the Bulgarian Energy Efficiency Agency (EEA), stated during the European Day of Energy Efficiency 2010: “Energy efficiency is not fashionable and is not end in itself, but it brings improvement in the quality of people’s lives, “The present assessment shows the energy consumption in Bulgaria is ...

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European Call for Energy Efficiency Aid for SMEs
European Call for Energy Efficiency Aid for SMEs

Thursday 25th March 2010

Small and medium-sized firms need financial help to recruit experts to apply for loans for energy efficiency projects, industry representatives said at a workshop in Brussels on Wednesday. SMEs do not have sufficient resources to do so at the moment, they said. Guido Lena of small business association Ueapme told delegates ...

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Earth Hour - Saturday 8:30pm
Earth Hour - Saturday 8:30pm

Thursday 25th March 2010

Saturday, March 27, at 8.30pm locally but all around the globe people will recognise the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Earth Hour 2010 by turning off lights and other appliances for one hour, it is a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community. A call to ...

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Energy Efficiency to be the Focus for North Carolina
Energy Efficiency to be the Focus for North Carolina

Wednesday 24th March 2010

A report focused on North Carolina in the U.S. has been published by the Washington D.C based, non-profit American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy (ACEEE). The report highlights the potential for the fastest growing state in the nation to save its residents and businesses billions of dollars over the next ...

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