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  • Statement by Ed Davey on the Energy Efficiency Directive

    Edward Davey said: “I greatly welcome the agreement reached on the Energy Efficiency Directive and want to congratulate the Danish Presidency on their successful handling of a complex and rapidly moving negotiation. The deal which has now been agreed is good for the UK and for the EU as a whole and maintains the EU’s position as a global leader in tackling climate change. It ...

  • Energy efficiency creates jobs

    A study released today shows that BC Hydro"s electricity conservation and efficiency activities will create 193,000 jobs in the province over 30 years - an average of 6,400 jobs annually. The findings are presented in the Power Smart Employment Impacts Study [PDF, 888 Kb] completed by G.E. Bridges and Associates, a B.C.-based independent research firm commissioned by BC Hydro. "We already know ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Best states for energy efficiency

    If you live in Connecticut, California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, Texas, North Carolina, New Jersey or Ohio your state is doing something right - a lot right - when it comes to energy efficiency. The ten states deserve kudos, in that order, for policies that encourage energy efficiency, according to a report issued this week by the Center for American Progress and Energy ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Darden's Energy Efficiency

    SOURCE: Darden Restaurants DESCRIPTION:We are taking aggressive action to reduce our direct energy use. By the end of FY2011, we were more than halfway toward our goal to reduce our per restaurant energy use by 15 percent by 2015 using 2008 as a baseline. ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Energy-efficient lighting retailer GreenPoma.com expands lineup of direct replacement LED lamps for residential use

    GreenPoma.com, an online retailer of premium environmentally friendly, energy-efficient lighting products, is pleased to announce that it will begin offering the LR6 Recessed Downlight from Cree, Inc. The downlight module, one of Cree's forward-looking LED lighting solutions, exceeds U.S. Department of Energy Solid-State Lighting standards for efficacy, light output, color quality and lifetime. ...


    By GreenPoma.com

  • ESOS - another European directive to save energy that doesn’t

    The latest EU directive designed to reduce energy consumption is to force companies to complete an energy audit. The 'Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme' (ESOS) is the Government's proposed approach to implementing Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive which requires all Member States to introduce a programme of regular energy audits for ‘large’ private organisations. The ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • ESOS - Another European directive to save energy that doesn’t

    The latest EU directive designed to reduce energy consumption is to force companies to complete an energy audit. The 'Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme' (ESOS) is the Government's proposed approach to implementing Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive which requires all Member States to introduce a programme of regular energy audits for ‘large’ private organisations. The ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • New Direction World Bank Energy Investments

    The World Bank has issued a new Energy Sector Directions Paper that sets a principles-based course for the Bank's work in the energy sector with a focus on expanding energy access and sustainable energy. The new Energy Sector Directions Paper was discussed by the Bank Group's Executive Board on July 16 and will guide the Bank's operations going forward. World Bank Group President Jim Yong ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • MEPs to consider new EC directive on renewable energy

    Spring brings renewal and this spring in parliament MEPs will be considering a new Commission directive on renewable energy. In March last year EU leaders set a target of 20% of energy from renewable sources like the wind and sea by 2020. Alongside greater energy efficiency and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions it is hoped these steps will mitigate climate change. In the first of our series ...


    By European Parliament

  • Energy-Efficient DESMI Pump Approved

    The Danish Technological Institute has tested and approved the pumps in compliance with the ECO Design Requirement - an act on energy-related products. The act is intended to both promote the development and use of energy-efficient equipment, but also to reduce energy consumption and impact ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Miliband sets strategic direction for overhaul of energy system

    Faster and fairer planning decisions on new energy infrastructure were a step closer as Energy and Climate Secretary Ed Miliband laid before Parliament draft texts setting out the national need for a low carbon secure energy mix. He also set out an ambitious new policy for the transition to clean coal. The draft National Policy Statements (NPSs) published today are a crucial part of reforms that ...


  • Benefits of driving energy efficiency in schools

    Richard Rugg, Director of Carbon Trust Programmes, on the benefits of driving energy efficiency in schools With a squeeze on school budgets, it has never been more important for local authorities to identify low cost ways to deliver high financial savings. Reducing energy consumption is one of the quickest and simplest ways to deliver direct savings and could help the average secondary ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Where energy efficiency increases energy consumption: a caution

    A new study warns policymakers to watch for unintended consequences of energy efficiency strategies. As energy efficiency leads to reduced usage, the price of energy falls. However, this could in fact lead to a subsequent rise in consumption of energy, if industry seeks to make the most of the low prices. Improving the efficiency of how energy is used in production, often defined as 'doing more ...

  • €59m for energy efficiency projects in Romania

    The EBRD is launching its first ever credit facility to finance energy efficiency projects by private industrial companies in Romania. Under the new framework, the Bank will make loans to the banking sector which will then provide credits to private firms. Three loans have already been signed: €20 million for the Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR), €10 million for CEC and €5 million for Banca ...

  • Smart windows: energy efficiency with a view

    Imagine wrapping a giant pair of Wayfarers or Aviators around your house on a sunny day. Wouldn't that be cool? NREL researchers are trying to do the high-tech equivalent of putting sunglasses on buildings with a new generation of insulated 'dynamic windows' that change color to modulate interior temperatures and lighting. Buildings consume 40 percent of the nearly 100 quadrillion Btus (quads) ...

  • Fuel poverty and energy efficiency debate

    The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (Mr Edward Davey): I am grateful to the Opposition for this opportunity to set out the many things the Government are doing this winter, and in the winters to come, to help people to keep their energy bills as low as possible and to keep their houses warm. I am under no illusion about how hard it is out there this winter. Times are tough, many ...

  • GE Energy Accelerates Telecom Infrastructure Energy Efficiency

    GE Energy (NYSE: GE) today announced a broad portfolio of Retrofit Power Systems (RPS) designed to accelerate energy efficiency upgrades ...


    By General Electric

  • SmartWatt Energy Meets National Grid’s Energy Efficiency Targets in Small & Medium Business Direct Install Program, Central & Northern NY

    SmartWatt Energy announced today that they have met the mid-year energy efficiency targets set by National Grid, for their Small & Medium Business Direct Install Program in Central and Northern NY, and are on pace to exceed all goals by the end of 2011. SmartWatt Energy is the sole ...


    By PRWeb

  • Direct fired thermal oxidizer

    Direct fired units (DFTO) are custom designed to accommodate unique appliation considerations. DFTOs may include either an externally mounted nozzle mix burner (shown) or an inline duct burner. Regulatory compliance with optimal capital cost Compatible with other energy-saving equipment such as waste heat boilers and heat exchangers Effective solution for small VOC stream ...


    By Nacah Tech LLC

  • A new direction for climate negotiations

    The Copenhagen climate summit ended six months ago in what was widely seen in the clean tech and environmentalist communities as a major disappointment. Now, six months later, at the conclusion of yet another climate negotiation in Bonn, Germany, optimism for a climate agreement this year is no brighter than in those dark days of December. Nonetheless, the outlines of a pragmatic new approach are ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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