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  • Screening tool developed to assess seismic risks from geothermal energy projects

    A new screening tool to assess the potential seismic risks (earthquake activity) from deep geothermal energy projects has been outlined in a recent study. The tool provides categories of seismicity risk for projects, which are dependent on factors including geological aspects, as well as social concern and location in relation to urban areas. The development of a range of low-carbon technologies ...

  • Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers

    Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed amid great acclaim with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers. Held from 26 – 29 October, the Expo was jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • Our latest Surefire® waste incineration plant is about to be shipped out

    We have often reported that even though every single waste incineration unit we build is designed and manufactured in our UK factory, their final destination and workplace could literally be anywhere in the world.  This latest project, a Surefire® SF200, is a typical example because although it was expertly engineered in our Manchester workshops it is now about to be shipped to its ...


    By Todaysure Matthews

  • Building a Sustainable Energy Economy

    Communiqué agreed between the UK and Mexico, following a special session on the opportunities of Building a Sustainable Energy Economy in the UK and in Mexico, held in conjunction with the UK Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Mexican Government. On the occasion of the State Visit of the President of Mexico to the ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Energy Star Buildings Powered With Savings

    Washington, D.C. – More than 3,200 top performing buildings have earned the Energy Star for powerful cuts to their energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions.  These award-winning buildings represent almost 575 million square feet, save an estimated $600 million annually in lower energy bills, and prevent almost 11 billion pounds of ...

  • Energy efficiency in buildings is the road to sustainability

    According to a new publication released by the International Energy Agency (IEA), energy efficiency in buildings is the most cost effective way to improve energy security, reduce energy costs and achieve a cleaner environment. The publication Promoting Energy Efficiency Investments: Case Studies in the Residential Sector notes that in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • California to require zero energy buildings

    Every two years, the California Energy Commission (CEC) releases an Integrated Energy Policy Report in which it makes recommendations for energy policy in the state, including changes to Title 24, the energy efficiency portion of the building codes. In its 2007 report, CEC recommends adjusting Title 24 to require net-zero-energy performance in residential buildings by 2020 and in commercial ...

  • Building for the future

    The public sector's ability to contribute to the UK's low-carbon and cost-effective economy through realising savings from non-domestic buildings. Viewpoint from Michael Ashcroft, Strategy Analyst, and Richard Rugg, Director, Carbon Trust Programmes. Recent debates about creating a low carbon economy in the UK have been dominated by how we should generate energy in the future. However, ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • New England Buildings Score in National Energy Star Building Competition

    In a competition in which more than 3,000 buildings across the country went head-to-head to see which one could reduce its energy use the most over the course of one year, buildings located in New England states made significant strides on energy savings. Building managers made smart energy conservation decisions in areas including improvements in operations and maintenance, and upgrades in ...

  • New England Buildings Score in National Energy Star Building Competition

    More than 5,500 individual buildings across the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico competed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's fifth-annual ENERGY STAR Battle of the Buildings Competition: Team Challenge. Together, the competitors saved more than $50 million in utility bills, cut their energy use by more than two billion kBtus, and prevented more than 250,000 ...

  • Energy efficiency in buildings: business realities and opportunities

    This WBCSD study ( 2.85 MB) highlights opportunities to promote green building know-how and technologies as the WBCSD pushes for zero net energy construction worldwide through its Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) project. Zero net energy buildings will reduce ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Duke Energy to build ninth US wind farm

    Duke Energy continues to add to its renewable power portfolio with the announcement that it will build and operate a 200-megawatt wind energy project near Casper, Wyo. The Top of the World Windpower Project will be the company’s ninth U.S. wind farm and its fourth in Wyoming. Duke Energy will construct the Top of the World project on approximately 17,000 acres of private and public land it holds ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Duke Energy to Build Second Pennsylvania Wind Farm

    Duke Energy will build a new wind farm in north-central Pennsylvania and sell all of the renewable electricity it generates to Delaware Municipal Electric Corp. (DEMEC) under a 25-year agreement. Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke ...


    By Duke Energy

  • Blueprint for building wind energy supply chain

    According to a report released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), BlueGreen Alliance and the United Steelworkers, the U.S. wind industry can create tens of thousands of additional jobs manufacturing wind turbines and components if the U.S. passes long-term policies that create a stable market for the domestic wind energy supply chain. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • US signs agreement with China on building energy efficiency

    DOE and the Chinese Ministry of Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) signed a joint agreement on July 15 to foster collaboration in the development of more efficient building designs. Under the agreement, the United States and China will exchange experts who will share their understanding of efficient building technologies, including high-performance heating and cooling, insulation, lighting, cold ...

  • ISO standard for assessing energy efficiency of new buildings

    The new International Standard ISO 23045:2008 will help the building sector to contribute to energy saving by providing it with specific design guidelines. The building sector is recognized as a major contributor to the build-up of greenhouse gases. These emissions of CO2 to the atmosphere could be reduced significantly through the application of International Standards relating to the ...

  • Partnership to promote energy-efficient buildings in China

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending 800 million yuan (about US$116.9 million) in a partial credit guarantee program that will support private sector-led energy efficiency projects in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Under the pilot program, ADB is partnering with a private energy management company and financial institutions to retrofit existing buildings to save energy, and to ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Apple building big solar energy project in California

    Apple will spend nearly $850 million on a solar energy project that will generate enough power for the computer giant's new corporate headquarters, retail stores and other operations in California. The tech company will be the biggest single consumer of energy from the new solar facility. It is being constructed on 2,900 acres in rural Monterey County, south of the San Francisco Bay Area where ...


    By Associated Press

  • Centrica to Build Pioneering Local Energy Market in Cornwall

    Centrica plc has announced a trial to develop a local energy market in Cornwall, which will see the development of a virtual marketplace and the installation of new technology into over 150 homes and businesses. Working with partners, the £19m program will test the use of flexible demand, generation and storage, and reward local people and businesses for being more flexible with their ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • IEA urges increased energy efficiency in buildings

    Energy efficiency is by far the most cost-effective way to fulfil three major energy-related challenges: increased energy security, reduced energy costs and a cleaner environment. “With surging energy consumption, high energy prices and raising CO2 emissions, the imperative to improve energy efficiency is stronger than ever”, said Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the International Energy ...


    By International Energy Agency

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