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  • Energy efficiency – The Hidden Fuel

    The benefits of energy efficiency go well beyond the simple scaling back of energy demand, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency published today. In a study that reframes the discussion about the so-called “hidden fuel”, the IEA shows how energy efficiency has the potential to support economic growth, enhance social development, advance environmental ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The ebeaver – a fuel-efficient bioenergy harvester

    “How much diesel is it acceptable to use to produce green energy? Harvesting thinnings with a big machine is like eating with a pair of cudgels. We offer an alternative that harvests bioenergy in an energy-efficient way and has minimal environmental impact.” The speaker is Johan Dagman, one of the men behind the ebeaver, the radio-controlled mini-harvester that drew big ...


    By Elmia AB

  • New vans more fuel efficient

    The average van sold in 2013 was around 4 % more efficient than the previous year, so the new vans fleet has already met the collective carbon emissions target ahead of the 2017 deadline, preliminary data shows. Similar findings were recently published for new cars, which have also met their target in advance. There were 1.2 million new vans registered in 2013, with average emissions of 173.3 g ...

  • 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 ...

  • BTU900 Economical 2 or 3 Gas Analyzer

    BTU900 Economical 2-3 Gas Analyzer - Residential Combustion Analyzer The NEW BTU900 Economical Residential Combustion Analyzer is the most advanced unit to meet the growing needs for Boiler & Burner Set-Ups, Servicing, & Maintenance.  Now available are field replaceable sensors for easy diagnostics and replacements to ...

  • Common goals of improving fuel efficiency and fuel quality require a global perspective

    Chief executives of the world’s leading heavy-duty engine and vehicle manufacturing companies met this week in New Orleans to discuss challenges facing the industry.  The discussions focused on opportunities to address climate change and global energy security.  The executives agreed that addressing those important topics would require developing effective fuel efficiency measurement ...

  • Safeguard Issues Fuel Efficiency Top Tips

    The Chancellor has provided some beleaguered relief for motorists nationwide, with his first budget postponing the rise in fuel duty whilst also cutting the current cost by 1p. Safeguard UK, providers of caravan and motorhome insurance are adding to the Chancellor's money saving efforts and has provided top tips for ...


    By Marketwire

  • Epcon`s RTOs are an effective & fuel efficient option

    Epcon's Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers are the antithesis to VOC proliferation, with efficiency rates comparable to any available anywhere. They're good. Epcon's Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers, called RTO's in the industry, are designed to be energy efficient to the extreme. They do it primarily due to their ability to achieve high levels of VOC (Volatile Organic Chemical) destruction – ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • NASA Software Promotes Airline Fuel Efficiency

    Software developed at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif., is enabling major fuel savings for airlines and an increase in environmental efficiency.   The Ames Direct-To software is a product of NASA aeronautics research in air traffic management. The software has been adopted by The Boeing Company for commercial use. Boeing intends to offer airlines the opportunity to ...

  • New Report Shows Increase in Fuel Efficiency for 2007

    (Washington, D.C. - Sept. 26, 2007) Reversing a long-term trend of slightly declining fuel economy, EPA is reporting an increase in fuel efficiency for 2006 and 2007, an average of 20.2 miles per gallon (mpg) for cars and light duty trucks. For the first time, real-world fuel economy values are based on the new, more realistic EPA test methods that have taken effect for model year 2008 vehicles. ...

  • Consumers Need Accurate Fuel Efficiency Data

    Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia today agreed to pay a record $100 million in fines to settle charges by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that they cheated consumers by overstating the fuel economy of some of their most popular cars sold in the United States. Luke Tonachel, senior vehicles analyst at the Natural Resources Defense Council, made the following comment: “Consumers are ...

  • EU weakens fuel efficiency standards for vans

    The automotive industry, backed by the governments of Germany, Italy and France has succeeded in severely weakening an EU law setting CO2 standards for new vans. The deal, agreed this evening at a behind-closed-doors meeting of representatives of the European Commission, Parliament and member states, will lead to higher fuel costs for millions of small businesses across Europe and runs counter to ...

  • Eaton Enhances Automated Transmissions to Boost Fuel Efficiency

    Power management company Eaton has introduced new electronic capabilities to its Fuller Advantage Series and ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Energy efficiency is the only way to reduce fuel bills

    As news emerges that more people than ever before will face increased financial pressures in the wake of rising fuel bills, the call for household energy efficiency measures have never been greater. With an average energy bill set to climb to £1406 in 2009 (from £676 in 2005), the Government has given a commitment to help consumers improve household energy efficiency and permanently bring down ...


  • Carmaker fuel efficiency cost claims misleading

    The average car sold in Europe last year was 4% more fuel efficient, emitted 4% less CO2 and was 2.5% cheaper in real terms than a year earlier, according to a new report. The new figures, which continue recent trends, severely undermine industry claims that legally-binding fuel efficiency targets would make cars ...

  • President Obama announces national fuel efficiency policy

    President Obama has – for the first time in history – set in motion a new national policy aimed at both increasing fuel economy and reducing greenhouse gas pollution for all new cars and trucks sold in the United States. The new standards, covering model years 2012-2016, and ultimately requiring an average fuel economy standard of 35.5 mpg in 2016, are projected to save 1.8 billion barrels of oil ...

  • Merced California Job Engine Fueled by Siemens Energy Efficiency Performance Contract

    Through a $7.2 million energy savings performance contract, Siemens Building Technologies announced today it is helping the City of Merced, Calif. reduce its ...

  • China, US near climate-change deal over fuel efficiency

    Bloomburg - China and the US, the biggest sources of the greenhouse gas emissions heating the planet, have stood in the way of an international climate treaty for almost as long as there have been efforts to craft one. The US never ratified the 1997 Kyoto Protocol partly because the pact didn’t compel China and other developing economies to lower emissions. Now, the two countries may be moving ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New material offers efficient production of hydrogen for fuel cells

    Wider use of hydrogen fuel cells could be one step closer thanks to a new engineered material which acts as a filter, separating hydrogen out from a mixture of gases. This could lead to a more efficient way of purifying hydrogen for use in fuel cells. Hydrogen fuel cells offer a promising clean, alternative source of energy to fossil fuels, which produce no emissions other than water. They can ...

  • NREL Updates Cetane Data Used for Development of Energy Efficient Fuels and Engines

    The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a long-anticipated update to the source-of-record for cetane number data. This information is vital to the development of new, energy-efficient, low-carbon fuels and compatible engines. Researchers, as well as members of the engine, vehicle, and fuel industries, rely on these numbers to target compounds for ...

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