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  • 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 ...


    By Marketwire

  • Energy Efficiency Poised for Key Role in New Power Plant Rule

    In response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s new proposal to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants, Steven Nadel, executive director of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), made the following statement: “Energy efficiency is the cheapest, cleanest, and most readily available energy resource to help states cut ...

  • Rules on efficiency, emissions to squeeze California gasoline demand

    California may cut its transport fuel consumption by more than a billion gallons per year by 2020 as a result of policy initiatives and local support for electric and high-efficiency vehicles, according to research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The analysis puts forward two scenarios for the development of gasoline demand in the state over the next seven years. The base-case scenario sees ...


    By Bloomberg New Energy Finance

  • Changing the rules for renewable energy in Ontario

    The Ontario government and the Ontario Power Authority have made significant changes to the Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program (RESOP). Questions remain whether this Is simply a mid-course correction to help make room for smaller projects or whether the Ontario government has completely changed the rules of the game. Either way, the move could potentially hurt several renewable energy ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Energy Department Issues Green Building Certification System Final Rule to Support Increased Energy Measurement and Efficient Building Design

    Supporting the Obama Administration’s goal to reduce carbon emissions and protect the environment, the Energy Department is pursuing a suite of initiatives to strengthen federal energy management through increased focus on measurement of energy use in federal buildings and energy efficient building design. Principal among the efforts is the Department’s issuance of a ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Hampshire to benefit from new rules on selling energy

    Rules due to come into force next week will mean that Hampshire County Council could soon start generating cash from their green energy projects. Already seen as a leader in promoting and installing low carbon electricity projects, Hampshire has the potential for several more schemes that will benefit from the changes. Introduced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) the new rules ...

  • Common rules and Infrastructure needed to complete Energy Market

    An integrated EU energy market is the most cost-effective way to ensure secure and affordable supplies to EU citizens and mitigate climate change. A completed internal energy market could bring net economic benefits between 16 and 40 billion euros each year. Substantial progress has been achieved to date but in order to reap full benefits more investment is needed in strategic cross-border ...


    By European Commission

  • White House touts energy policies as rules loom

    Setting the stage for upcoming restrictions on coal-fired power plants, the Obama administration is making a concerted effort to cast its energy policy as an economic success that is creating jobs, securing the nation against international upheavals and shifting energy use to cleaner sources. In a 42-page report released Thursday, the White House argues that significant increases in the domestic ...


    By Associated Press

  • Energy Efficiency a Key Compliance Strategy for States in EPA Final Clean Power Plan Rule

    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Clean Power Plan, a rule that sets state-specific targets for carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. As the president noted in today’s announcement, one of the most promising compliance options available for states under the rule is increasing their energy efficiency. Previous analysis by the American Council for an ...

  • Improving the rules on carbon projects

    Climate negotiations must promote capacity building, not impose quotas, if all developing countries are to benefit from the Clean Development Mechanism, argues ZhongXiang Zhang. The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is an innovative financial incentive built into the Kyoto Protocol to channel funds and technology to developing countries to help them meet their sustainable development goals. ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • EPA Finalizes Rules for the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR)

    Eco Power Solutions, a leading provider of advanced emission control technology, said its ...


  • Greener export credit rules approved

    OECD countries have agreed new rules to strengthen current environmental and social due diligence processes when providing export credits and to create financially prudent incentives to support business projects with low CO2 emissions. A second agreement aims to encourage support for advanced climate-friendly technologies such as carbon capture and storage. The first agreement is an ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Bosch Software Innovations’ Visual Rules Selected by Green Charge Networks to Help U.S. Utilities Manage Grid Efficiency and Reliability

    Bosch Software Innovations today announced that Visual Rules is used for an energy management solution to provide utilities with real-time status updates, decision aids and recommended options for load relief. The business rules product has been integrated into Green Charge Networks’ GridSynergy™, which helps meet the growing demand for electricity in the United States by increasing ...


    By Robert Bosch

  • 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

  • Quick Guide to Updated CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme

    Major changes to the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme are explained in a free Quick Guide' published by energy management advisers CMR Consultants . The ...


    By ENER-G

  • The House backs bill to boost energy efficiency

    The House gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiency, sending the measure to the White House. The bill, approved on a voice vote, includes incentives to cut energy use in commercial buildings, manufacturing plants and homes. Senators approved the bill last month, also by voice vote. The measure, sponsored by Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Boost for business energy efficiency and electricity sector investment

    Business, industry and other organisations will get help to cut their energy costs with £10 million available this year to improve efficiency and reduce energy demand, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey announced at last week's CBI Energy Conference. He also unveiled new plans that will remove barriers to investment in energy infrastructure. Mr Davey told the conference that ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • EC presents energy security, solidarity and efficiency proposals

    The European Commission has proposed a wide-ranging energy package which gives a new boost to energy security in Europe, supporting the 20-20-20 climate change proposals which should be agreed by December. The Commission puts forward a new strategy to build up energy solidarity among Member States and a new policy on energy networks to stimulate investment in more efficient, low-carbon energy ...

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