energy efficiency regulation News

  • Energy Department revises NEPA regulations to improve efficiency

    The U.S. Department of Energy will save time and money in its environmental reviews of many proposed energy projects under revised regulations approved September 27, 2011, to implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The revisions focus on the Department’s categorical exclusion provisions, and reflect the first update to these provisions in 15 years. A categorical exclusion ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • EI publishes guide to new energy efficiency regulation

    The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is the UK Government's response to implementing Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, which mandates energy assessments for large organisations. ESOS will affect thousands of organisations and the Energy Institute (EI) has published a free guide to understanding and complying with this new regulation. Implementing energy efficiency is a ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • New pathways to energy efficiency

    A lack of technical capacity and know-how hinders many governments from capitalising on the full potential of energy efficiency, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Over 40% of the 25 energy efficiency policy recommendations made by the IEA two years ago have not yet been implemented, says the agnecy. These recommendations alone could - if implemented globally without delay - save ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Energy Efficiency 2009 Ukraine

    National Agency of Ukraine for the effective use of energy resources (NAER) and Specialized exhibition center «EXPODONBASS» are kindly inviting you to participate in the all-Ukrainian specialized trade fair for energy effective and energy saving equipment, technologies and materials «ENERGY EFFICIENCY 2009». The trade fair is supported by: Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Donetsk Regional State ...


    By Ukraine Partnership Bureau

  • Scaling commercial energy efficiency

    Original story at MIT News Big data may soon make buildings greener. With a recent major acquisition, MIT alumni-founded Retroficiency, which has assessed hundreds of thousands of buildings, is poised to bring its advanced energy analytics platform to millions of commercial buildings. According to ...

  • Energy-Efficient Buildings Market: Raising Energy Demands, Environmental Building Regulations and Mature Smart Grid Technologies Lead the Change

    Energy-efficient buildings are designed to reduce the energy required for heating and cooling compared to traditional buildings and designs, through the use of environmentally friendly practices and materials. In recent years, an increasing demand for energy, as well as fuel constraints, has led to an increasing need for greater energy efficiency. Governments worldwide are now taking various ...

  • New Canadian energy efficiency standards

    Canada's Energy Efficiency Act provides for the making and enforcement of regulations concerning minimum energy performance levels for energy-using products, as well as the labelling of energy-using products and the collection of data on energy use.The Energy Efficiency Regulations establish energy efficiency standards for energy-using products. They apply to products imported into Canada or ...


  • Science for energy-efficient aluminium smelting

    Primary production of aluminium is highly energy intensive, and reducing the amount of energy used will assist the industry in maintaining competitiveness. The ‘breakthrough technologies for primary aluminium’ research cluster brings together researchers from Swinburne University of Technology, the University of Auckland, the University of New South Wales, the University of Queensland, and the ...

  • 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 ...


  • Energy efficiency scheme for business is streamlined

    Simplification proposals for CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme and Climate Change Agreements revealed Proposals to make the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme simpler, easier and more straightforward have been outlined. The CRC scheme started in April last year to reduce carbon emissions in businesses through energy efficiency improvements. Following recent discussions with ...

  • Energy efficiency: from marginalized to mainstream

    We do not need to articulate the dangers of climate change; Mother Nature is showing us these quite clearly as recent floods, mudslides and bushfires claim dozens of lives and cause millions of pounds of damage across the globe. Nor do we have to list the environmental arguments for reducing ...


    By Faversham House Ltd.

  • Energy efficiency: from marginalized to mainstream

    We do not need to articulate the dangers of climate change; Mother Nature is showing us these quite clearly as recent floods, mudslides and bushfires claim dozens of lives and cause millions of pounds of damage across the globe. Nor do we have to list the ...


    By Faversham House Ltd.

  • 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

  • Building Code of Australia’s Amended Lighting Regulations Works Towards Creating Cost- and Energy-Efficient Homes

    The amended regulations for lighting by the Building Code of Australia that affect Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory took effect during the second half of the year 2011. However, many homeowners these days who are embarking on a major home renovation still don’t know that they are required to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy to properly launch ...


    By PRWeb

  • `A regulator`s privacy guide to third-party data access for energy efficiency` now available

    The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network’s (SEE Action) Customer Information and Behavior Working Group has released “A Regulator’s Privacy Guide to Third-Party Data Access for Energy Efficiency.”  Funded by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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

  • New ESOS Regulations are Energy SOS for British Business

    The Carbon Trust is calling on British businesses to save billions on their energy bills through implementing the most cost-effective energy efficiency opportunities identified through the new Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). The new scheme is expected to help reduce energy bills for large enterprises by £300 million in 2016, but the Carbon Trust believes savings could be two to ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • World Energy Solutions Acquires Energy Efficiency Firm Northeast Energy Solutions

    World Energy Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: XWES), a leading energy management services firm, today announced it has purchased Northeast Energy Solutions, LLC (NES), a privately-held energy efficiency company. The acquisition provides World Energy an immediate foothold in the New England market, where utility incentives are available for commercial and industrial energy efficiency projects. The move ...


    By World Energy Solutions, Inc.

  • 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

  • EU votes in energy efficiency for electric motors

    Minimum energy efficiency standards for industrial electric motors have been unanimously agreed by the European Commission. Electric motors are used widely in industry for processes such as pumping, ventilation, and in lifts and conveyor belts. They currently contribute significantly to non-domestic electricity consumption in the UK and account for around 70 per cent of the electricity used in ...


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