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  • Shine a light on global energy demand

    According to the International Energy Outlook 2016 report, total world consumption of marketed energy will expand from 549 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2012 to 629 quadrillion Btu in 2020 and to 815 quadrillion Btu in 2040. That represents an incredible 48% increase from 2012 to 2040. Regardless of the reasons behind this ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • Companies urged to see the light on energy

    Lloyd’s CEO says businesses must act now to manage the energy risks of ...

  • Developing new light and energy technologies

    Silvija Gradečak has big intentions for small ingredients. The associate professor of materials science and engineering at MIT focuses on energy-conversion and light-harvesting through the use of nanomaterials. It’s at these microscopic scales that she can customize individual components, meld the parts, and create a new kind of material. ...

  • Companies urged to see the light on energy

    Companies of all shapes and sizes need to think urgently about securing green energy supplies, Lloyd"s Chief Executive Richard Ward told business leaders. Dr Ward cited the unfolding environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico as just one example of the potential consequences of the ongoing reliance on fossil fuels. The deeper companies drill for oil the greater the risks, the more chance that ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • SavWatt LED Street Lights Save Energy and Money

    BALTIMORE, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 12/27/10 -- SavWatt USA, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SAVW), pioneers in LED lighting and the Green revolution, announced today that its high power LED Street Lights are now available for energy saving solutions. Compared to High Pressure Sodium Lamps, SavWatt's LED street lights can save about 50% - 70% in energy consumption. Additionally, the lifespan of LED street lamps ...


  • EPA announces updated energy star standards for lighting

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing updated standards for light fixtures to qualify for the Energy Star label – an efficiency program that has saved consumers money on their energy bills while contributing to cleaner air and protecting people’s health since 1992. Effective October 1, 2011, to qualify for the Energy Star label light fixtures will need to ...

  • Energy Department Invests to Save on Heating, Cooling and Lighting

    As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to reduce energy bills for American families and businesses and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Energy Department today announced 12 projects to develop innovative heating, cooling and insulation technologies as well as open source energy efficiency software to help homes and commercial buildings save energy and money. These projects will ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Worldwide Energy Offers LED Alternative to Incandescent Lighting

    Don't wait until your lights go dark to find your business needs to upgrade its lighting technology. With incandescent lighting slowly phasing out, Firefly LED lights provide a more efficient alternative. Worldwide Energy now offers the light-emitting diode (LED) lamps in the Kansas City area. Ideal for lighting retrofits, Firefly LED ...


  • Campaign to shine a light on new energy labelling

    From 20 June consumers will see a new energy saving rating label when buying TVs, washing machines, dishwashers and fridge freezers to help make the right choice on what product is best for the environment. And to raise awareness of the new rating system Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman has launched a campaign to help consumers choose the most efficient product which will save them ...

  • Lights out campaign lights up marketing awards

    WWF’s “Earth Hour”, which encouraged consumers around the world to switch off their lights for 60 minutes, again blazed its way into the spotlight as Asia’s most effective marketing campaign for 2008 yesterday. Earth Hour took home the Platinum award, the leading prize of the Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards 2008 which took place in Macau, having earlier won four gold awards. The win caps a ...


    By WWF UK

  • Green Deal - Green Light

    Greg Barker visited Birmingham this afternoon, to congratulate the City Council and Carillion Energy Services on the announcement of its Green Deal delivery partnership Birmingham is the first local authority in the country to appoint a delivery partner for the Green Deal. In an announcement last month, DECC ...

  • ENER-G lights the way

    An innovative lighting system that cuts electricity bills and reduces carbon emissions by as much as 50 per cent has been launched by sustainable power business ENER-G (www.energ.co.uk)The Manchester-based company is offering this energy saving technology to businesses and public sector organisations across the UK.The innovative technology uses smart electronic ...


    By ENER-G

  • Green light for hydrofracking

    Shale Gas Exploration Now Permitted in the UK CNG Services Ltd welcomes the announcement today that shale gas extraction should be permitted to continue in the UK following investigations into the earthquake risk associated with hydrofracking. With the cost of importing oil and gas increasing, shale gas exploration will be an important step towards security of supply for the UK. Whilst ...


    By CNG Services Limited

  • Shedding a light on contaminants

    Name a current environmental challenge. Global climate change? Loss of endangered species? What about soil contamination? Soil pollution rarely makes headlines, though it is a prevalent global issue. According to the European Environment Agency, 39 member states in Europe had over 2.5 million contaminated soil sites in 2011. Sharon O’Rourke, researcher at University ...

  • Aberdeen In A New Light

    As the depths of winter approach and the temperature fluctuates around freezing, people’s attention is turning to staying warm. But how efficient are some of the buildings in which we live and work at keeping the heat in? Using a thermal imaging camera, Aberdeen inspection specialist Inspectahire has captured the centre of Aberdeen in a multi-colour hue. The camera can detect the thermal or ...

  • Revolutionising the light bulb

    The future of lighting technology is going on display for the first time next month at an event held on the 130-year anniversary of inventor Sir Joseph Swan’s ground-breaking demonstration of his incandescent light bulb.Sir Joseph unveiled his remarkable invention to the Chemistry Society of Gateshead in 1878. It was the first glimpse of a technology that was to revolutionise the way in ...


  • LED Landscape Lighting 101

    The requirements of landscape lighting often raises several issues with performance, maintenance and costs. This is because the lights serve numerous applications and purposes around the installed location. For example, they are used for security and guidance after sunset. Furthermore, the fixtures may also be utilized to boost aesthetics for statues and pathways. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Energy Department Announces Indoor Lighting Winners of Next Generation Luminaires Solid-State Lighting Design Competition

    As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to reduce energy waste in U.S. buildings and help save Americans money by saving energy, the Energy Department today announced the winners of the sixth annual Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) design competition for indoor lighting at the LED Show in Los Angeles. The competition, sponsored by the Energy Department, ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • A2LA Receives Recognition from U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) LED Lighting Facts and Design Lights Consortium (DLC) Programs

    A2LA has been granted recognition by the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Design Lights Consortium, to accredit testing laboratories for the DoE Lighting Facts and Design Lights programs. The LED Lighting Facts program requires testing laboratories to gain accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 through a recognized Accreditation Body, with a Scope of Accreditation which includes at least IES LM-79 ...


  • Ardo UK Reduces Annual Lighting-Related Energy Costs by 97% With Digital Lumens Intelligent LED Lighting System

    Digital Lumens today announced that Ardo UK, a leading supplier of high-quality frozen fruit, vegetables and carbohydrates (potato, rice and pasta), has upgraded an 80,000-cubic-meter mobile racking cold storage facility in Kent, England to the Digital Lumens Intelligent ...


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