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  • Light bulbs to light trucks, efficiency shapes new US energy law

    Congress on 18 December passed a new energy bill and sent it along Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House in a hybrid Prius car. President George W. Bush signed the measure 19 December, which includes the first increase in vehicle fuel economy standards in 32 years. The House approved the bill, 314-100 on Tuesday. The Senate passed it last week by a vote of 86-8. The bill mandates a fuel ...

  • Breaking the law, at the nanoscale

    A well-established physical law describes the transfer of heat between two objects, but some physicists have long predicted that the law should break down when the objects are very close together. Scientists had never been able to confirm, or measure, this breakdown in practice. For the first time, however, MIT researchers have achieved this feat, and determined that the heat transfer can be ...

  • The law of unintended consequences

    The Winnipeg-based Centre for Public Policy released a report last month on the often unintended consequences of environmental policies. The study, Envionmental Policy and Unintended Consequences, from Ben Eisen and Kenneth Green, examines a series of case studies drawn from around the world. Those case studies demonstrate how the law of unintended consequences has often frustrated policymakers ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 3Com boosts support for energy-efficient IT

    In today’s challenging economic environment, it is imperative that organisations take a holistic approach when it comes to deploying networking solutions and business-enablement initiatives. To address the growing need for CIOs to generate more value from their IT and networking investments, 3Com, a contributing member of the Green Grid, today outlined several ways to improve an organisation’s ...


  • Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards | Energy Act 2011

    The latest news on minimum energy efficiency requirements There has been much debate on what the minimum energy efficiency standards will be when the Energy Act 2011 comes into force in April 2018. There were 2 separate consultations which have taken place, one relating to the commercial sector and the other for the residential sector. The government is likely to promote the following: ...


    By Brixsus Energy

  • One year to Green Deal - Energy Act becomes law

    The Energy Act has become law setting in stone the legal framework for the Green Deal, which will be launched in Autumn next year. The Green Deal will revolutionise the energy efficiency of the nation’s homes and businesses. It will help people insulate against rising energy prices, creating homes which are warmer and cheaper to run. DECC’s new “Housing Energy Fact ...

  • Mayor Bloomberg signs first-of-its-kind energy conservation law

     Mayor Michael Bloomberg today signed a first of its kind law prohibiting businesses from wasting energy by blasting air conditioning out open doors and onto city sidewalks to attract customers. This new energy conservation measure could become a model for municipalities across the country that are seeking to conserve energy, reduce local global warming pollution, and relieve summer peak ...

  • Moore`s law and the environment - an opportunity

    Everything’s getting faster these days-you’ve heard it before. Two mega-trends in particular are merging: rapidly accelerating technological change and rapidly evolving environmental issues and pressures. Lucky for us, the first change is going to save our butts from the second. Fast-evolving, smart IT will play a critical role in helping us navigate and profit from environmental challenges. The ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Investors with US$3tr urge congress to pass strong energy and climate law

    Echoing the same energy and climate change policies that President Obama trumpeted in his speech to Congress last night, a group of 35 investors with over US$3 trillion in assets called on Congressional leaders to pass strong legislation to advance a clean energy, low-carbon economy and U.S. competitiveness. In a letter delivered this morning to House and Senate leaders and the Obama ...


    By Ceres

  • Prepared for the new law on renewable energy - Poland is at starting position

    For the second time, on October 17-18, 2012, the trade fair RENEXPO Poland in Warsaw will provide a perfect information platform on the subject of energy supply from renewable sources, intelligent distribution of energy and efficient use of energy in the Polish market. Through the exhibition, trade forums, congresses and framework program, the international specialized trade fair will present the ...


    By Energy-Server - REECO GmbH

  • Big Polluters Trying Again to Derail California’s Successful Clean Energy Law

    On the eve of America’s Independence Day, a California lawmaker is making a Big Oil-backed move to block the next critical step in slashing emissions under California’s successful clean energy program by trying to get a three-year exemption from the state’s cap on carbon pollution. Using a procedure known as a “gut and amend,” Assemblyman Henry Perea dropped new text ...

  • China to improve energy efficiency 20% by 2010

    China will endeavor to alleviate and meanwhile take active measures to adapt itself to climate change, Chinese officials said in Beijing this week. The country will continue to implement its policies of reducing energy consumption. It will also try to improve its energy efficiency by 20 percent by 2010 from the 2005 level, and increase its forest coverage by 20 percent, said Gao Guangsheng, an ...


    By Chinese Government

  • New England buildings battle for title of energy efficiency

    Ten New England buildings have joined the Energy Star “Battle of the Buildings” challenge, an EPA program to encourage energy efficiency in buildings around the country.  Teams from 245 buildings across the country are battling it out to see who can save the most energy with help from EPA’s Energy Star program. Buildings use a lot of energy, between lighting, climate ...

  • NIB facility with Gazprombank to promote energy efficiency in Russia

     A loan programme extended by the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) to Russian Gazprombank will be used for improving energy efficiency in Russia's industries. ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Delta Screw now even more energy efficient

    This new series of E compressors includes four sizes in the volume flow range from 900 to 6,700 m3 per second and drive capacities from 55 to 630 kilowatts. The single stage, oil-free screw (type) compressors are being offered with 2.0 bar and 3.5 bar differential pressure. Energy savings of up to 6% can be achieved, depending on the pressure ratio or the volume flow - which represents impressive ...

  • U.S. Will Help Chinese Industry Boost Energy Efficiency

    SAN FRANCISCO, California, September 14, 2007 (ENS) - Energy officials from the United States and China Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, to increase cooperation and energy efficiency in China's industrial sector, which accounts for 70 percent of the country's total energy demand. Karen Harbert, U.S. Department of Energy, DOE, assistant secretary for policy and ...

  • NIB starts Russia Energy Efficiency Programme, REEP

    NIB is launching a long-term funding programme aimed at improving energy efficiency in the industrial and district heating sectors in the Russian Federation. The first step of the programme will be to open a consultancy for potential projects.NIB's Russia Energy Efficiency Programme (REEP) will help potential borrowers in Russia to develop eligible ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Mandatory energy efficiency measures for international shipping adopted

    Mandatory measures to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from international shipping have been adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). This is the first ever mandatory global greenhouse gas reduction regime for an international industry sector. The IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee last week voted to make the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) mandatory, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • APEC Leaders Set Measurable Energy Efficiency Goal

    SYDNEY, Australia, September 8, 2007 (ENS) - Asia-Pacific leaders agreed on Saturday to adopt a 'long-term aspirational goal' to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the region in support of the United Nations' global efforts, announced Australian Prime Minister John Howard. Under the Sydney Declaration on Climate Change, Energy Security and Clean Development, the goals are to ...

  • Lighting the path forward for greater energy efficiency

    EcoAlign, a strategic marketing agency in the energy sector, released the findings today of a consumer survey examining customer perceptions and expectations of more energy efficient lighting options ("CFLs" and "LEDs") as compared with traditional incandescent lighting. 1,000 Americans nationwide responded to the survey conducted in late February 2011. "Contrary to what you sometimes hear in the ...

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