energy efficiency regulation News

  • Are Canadians missing the mark on energy and environmental regulations?

    Policymakers have encumbered Canadians with superfluous and needlessly costly environmental regulations that do little to improve the environment, finds a new study released by the Fraser Institute. “From light bulb bans to plastic bag bans, governments across the country have implemented inefficient policies that put unnecessary constraints on Canadians’ personal ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Emissions from shipping to be regulated

    Market-based measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping will be among the key items on the agenda of the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), when it meets for its 63rd session from 27 February to 2 March 2012, at IMO Headquarters in London. The MEPC will continue to consider a number of proposals for ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Regulating Carbon Emissions in Canada

    The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has issued a report analyzing three policy proposals currently in play to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Canada, and recommends alternatives to what is being contemplated by governments and the oil and gas industry. Notes the Institute, the provinces, Canada and the oil and gas industry are under pressure to ramp up ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The right’s resistance to regulation

    Book details how conservatives have changed the terms of the environmental debate in recent decades. Written by Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office.You can read the original story in MIT NewsJames Watt, who served as Secretary of the Interior from 1981 ...

  • Energy Commission Plugs in Energy Efficiency Rules for Battery-Charged Appliances

    California just got smarter about saving energy for consumers and businesses. The California Energy Commission today approved a first-in-the-nation energy efficiency standard that will reduce wasted energy by battery chargers commonly used to power cell phones, laptop computers, power tools, and other devices. "When you consider powering California's plugged-in lifestyle, these new efficiency ...


  • Huhne: Strong, independent, regulator crucial for secure, low-carbon, affordable energy

    DECC published the conclusions of two reviews today that aim to support the delivery of energy and climate change goals by strengthening the way regulation is carried out in the gas and electricity markets, and improving delivery of DECC programmes. The Ofgem Review proposes new legislation for government to set high-level strategic goals that the energy regulator will play a part in meeting. ...

  • CEA Urges California Energy Commission to Reject Battery Charger Regulation

    The Consumer Electronics Association® (CEA) is calling on the California Energy Commission (CEC) to reject a proposed regulation for consumer battery chargers due to a flawed justification and unnecessary duplication of a federal regulation. The CEC has scheduled a meeting to adopt the proposed regulation on January 12, 2012, in conflict with a long-scheduled ...


  • Finding New Offshore Regulator Difficult, Bromwich Tells Platts Energy Podium

    Federal regulators have had some difficulty attracting candidates for the job of enforcing safety and environmental rules on offshore oil and gas drillers, Michael Bromwich, director of the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), said Tuesday. Bromwich has agreed to remain as head of the new U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental ...


    By S&P Global Platts

  • Efficient 2011 conference

    The Ministry of Water and Irrigation in Jordan, the International Water Association, and the United States Agency for International Development are organising the sixth IWA Efficient Conference: Water Demand Management: Challenges & Opportunities. The conference is to be held under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II in Jordan, from 29th March to 2nd April 2011. Rapid ...


  • Efficient 2011 technical programme

    The organisers of the sixth IWA Specialist Conference on Efficient Use and Management of Water (Efficient 2011) have announced the preliminary technical programme. Held for the first time in Jordan , the Efficient 2011 Conference and its Exhibition are being organised by the Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI), the International Water Association (IWA) and the US Agency for International ...


  • End of waste regulations – the plastics perspective

    Plastic is not currently covered by the end of waste regulations, which sets out when certain waste stops being classified as waste, and gains the status of a product or secondary raw material. However, technical documents have been submitted to the European Union*, and it is one of the sectors currently under consideration.  On End of Waste criteria, there are two main issues currently ...


    By Environment Media Group

  • Major shake up of Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRCEES)

    Yesterday the Chancellor announced wide spread changes to the structure of CRCEES as part of the Government's Comprehensive Spending Review. Whilst the 20,000 plus businesses that have to register for the scheme will be able to score out their CRCEES budget allowance for next year, costs are likely to be ten times higher from 2012 onwards. Previously allowances were purchased at £12 but ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • Free Webinar - WEEE, RoHS & Energy Efficiency in South America 2016

    This free webinar will provide attendees with a comprehensive update on new and changing regulations concerning WEEE, RoHS and energy efficiency in South America. Presenter: Keith Ripley, Temas Actuales On Tuesday May 17th, 2016. ...


    By Compliance and Risks

  • Constellation Energy Corporate Social Responsibility Report Highlights Energy Efficiency, Clean Energy, Community Engagement

    Constellation Energy released its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ...


    By Constellation Energy

  • Less efficient oil sands projects face higher energy and carbon costs

    Rising oil prices have led to a boom in investment in the oil sands industry, which is 3-4 times more carbon intensive than conventional oil production. Despite Canadian regulations designed to reduce carbon emissions at oil sand production facilities, even high carbon costs will do little to dent the profitability of extraction from oil sands at prevailing oil prices. The carbon intensity of the ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • Congress of Energy-Efficient Construction and Building Certification during the RENEXPO Poland in Warsaw

    City Brand Energia Odnawialna and REECO Poland Sp. z o.o. would like to invite to the ”Congress of energy-efficient construction and buildings certification”. The second edition of the event will be held in Warsaw on October 21,2016 during the 6th International Trade Fair for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency ‘RENEXPO Poland 2016’. For several years now Poland has ...


    By REECO GmbH

  • Blade Servers Provide Improved Asset Utilization, IT Flexibility & Energy Efficiency

    ROCKVILLE, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 09/20/10 -- MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of GBI Research's new report "The Energy Efficient IT Equipment Market to 2020 -- Increasing Capital Requirements and Significant Inefficiencies Boosting Green Data Centers," to their collection of Computer Equipment market reports. For more information, visit ...


  • GE Smart Meters Make UK Community More Energy Efficient

    GE (NYSE: GE) smart meters played a vital role in helping the community of North Leigh, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, reduce its energy consumption by 10 percent for three consecutive months. In recognition of this achievement, the village received a £20,000 award from U.K. utility Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE). The North Leigh project is enabling SSE and the government to determine the ...


    By General Electric

  • US and Canada regulate external power supplies

    Like in Europe, USA and Canada have started regulating power consumption and energy efficiency in external power supplies.Canada and the US state of California have limits for power consumption and energy efficiency in external power supplies. American endorsement label Energy Star sets limits for different product types. The Energy Star programme is voluntary, but has by implication the force of ...


  • Department of Energy Announces 22 New Projects to Enable Emissions Reductions and Improve Energy Efficiency

    The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today announced $60 million in funding for 22 innovative new projects aimed at detecting and measuring methane emissions and developing localized thermal management systems that reduce the energy needed to heat and cool buildings. The projects are funded through ARPA-E’s two newest programs: Methane Observation ...


    By US Department of Energy

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