Monday, 8 July 2013

Energy efficiency news on 08 July 2013

Energy-Efficiency Programs By Consumers Energy Are Producing Long-Term ...
Wall Street Journal
"The savings are real. The benefits are broad, measurable and sustainable. And hundreds of Michiganders are working because of energy efficiency programs driven by Michigan's enlightened energy reform law," said Patti Poppe, Consumers Energy's vice ...
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Energy-efficient home owners should pay less council tax, say campaigners
The Guardian
Owners of energy-efficient homes should pay less for their council tax and stamp duty to drive take-up of the government's flagship energy-efficiency scheme, according to campaigners. Publishing an analysis on how to improve the green deal, the UK ...
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Research and Markets: Energy Savings Guide for Home and Small Business
Wall Street Journal
This Energy Savings Guide is a detailed handbook for reducing energy usage at home, at the office, and on the road. It provides energy-saving tips that you can quickly implement: from efficiency in electricity usage to managing appliances, lighting ...
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Consider energy efficient home improvements
Toronto Sun
Whether you are well into your renovation, or about to start in short order, you should give some thought to incorporating energy efficient design and products for any upgrade or home improvement project. Homeowners are often concerned with the overall ...
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Energy-efficiency goes with territory
Otago Daily Times
Mr Macknight said although LED bulbs were expensive, the cost would be recouped in five years of energy savings. Unlike the one-off refurbishment cost, electricity costs were continuous so electricity efficiency was important, he said. The total cost ...
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Energy efficiency in buildings: Latvia is requested to comply with the EU law
The Baltic Course
In its monthly package of infringement decisions (June 2013), the European Commission has shown the way it is pursuing legal action against the member states for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. Commission requested ...
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Energy Efficiency Case Study
Wiscasset Newspaper
Evergreen Home Performance has helped hundreds of homeowners gain comfort and cut costs with efficiency projects that pay for themselves. Learn about a Belfast, Maine project here, then contact us at 594-2244 to schedule your FREE energy consult.
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MIT, NStar renew energy-efficiency collaboration
Boston Globe
MIT and NStar said they have just concluded the first phase of a program called “MIT Efficiency Forward.” Its objective was to reduce campus energy use by 15 percent, a saving equivalent to the electricity used by 4,500 Massachusetts homes. Based on ...
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Energy efficiency grant for fruit growers
Business Spectator
Energy efficiency grant for fruit growers. By staff reporter 7 hours ago 1 · Climate · Smart Energy. Over half a million dollars granted for energy efficiency programs to Apple and Pear Australia. You must be logged in to read this article. Not a ...
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Energy efficient lighting: Nigeria could save over $1.4bn per year – UNEP
National Mirror
If a full transition to energy efficient lighting takes place in Nigeria, the nation could realise savings of over $1.4 billion per year, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Achim Steiner and ...
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Energy efficient windows
Windsor Star
Fully loaded windows can also be intelligent allies in reducing your home's carbon footprint, save you money, increase your comfort level and even help clean themselves are available at Great Lakes Energy Products. One product that homeowners and ...
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Energy efficiency pays off for conservation minded Ceres newlyweds
Ceres Courier
By using LED light bulbs, all energy efficient appliances, a new energy efficient heating and air conditioning system, dual-pane windows and solar panels on the roof. The recently married couple moved to Ceres in February, buying a house built in 1988 ...
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Energy Efficiency How Obama's Climate Plan Will Boost US Energy Efficiency
Greentech Media
As part of his climate action plan, President Obama renewed his first-term commitment to efficiency standards with an ambitious, but achievable goal: reducing carbon pollution by a cumulative 3 billion metric tons by 2030 through standards for ...
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International energy efficiency expertise coming to Nova Scotia
The Burnside News
Building on last year's success, this year's conference brings international expertise to Nova Scotia to tackle topics such as making energy efficiency normal practice at work and home, to measuring energy efficiency effectiveness – a measurement of ...
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TXU Energy, Priority Power Management Cheer Energy Efficiency at George W ...
Wall Street Journal
With the George W. Bush Presidential Center now open for its third month and in the middle of a busy summer season, TXU Energy and Priority Power Management congratulate the center on its energy efficiency efforts and its top LEED certification.
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SCLAA receives energy efficiency information grant to assist supply chain and ...
Logistics Magazine - Australia
The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) has received a grant of $743,310 from the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism to develop and deliver a comprehensive and targeted program for Australian transport and logistics ...
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Eurora Ranked Most Energy Efficient Supercomputer
Data Center Knowledge
Energy efficiency, as measured in performance per watt, is the key metric for the Green 500 list, which highlights the systems that combine power and efficiency. The Green 500 was established as a counterpoint to the Top500 list of the most powerful ...
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Cree Propels University of North Carolina Energy-Saving Initiatives
Wall Street Journal
An alliance of 13 UNC campuses and several affiliated organizations, spanning 27 million square feet, will leverage Cree(R) LED luminaires, including the revolutionary CR24(TM) architectural LED troffers, to deliver fast payback, energy efficiency and ...
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Is The United States Becoming More Energy Efficient?
CleanTechnica
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) have released a White Paper entitled “Energy Efficiency: Is the United States Improving?” in which they begin what they hope to be “an annual effort to examine and characterise the overall ...
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County's Innovative Energy Efficiency Program Attracts State Attention
Santa Barbara Independent
The funding allows the program to continue to help homeowners overcome obstacles to implementing home energy efficiency while also supporting job growth in the local residential construction industry. It also affords the opportunity to expand emPower's ...
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Florida launches energy saving website to help you increase your home's ...
WPTV
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Tired of your high electric bill in the summer? The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services wants to help you make your home more energy efficient. You can analyze your current energy usage and find energy-efficient ...
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ENERGY > EBRD begins 2nd round of energy saving funds
Hurriyet Daily News
Sun said the priority for the SMEs was not to build up their competitive power, by investing in energy saving or renewable energy projects, but rather to seek cheaper financing options for short-term solutions. Still, the program attained energy ...
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Charity groups earn savings through energy efficiency
Anniston Star
The United Way of East Central Alabama, a nonprofit that provides funding for about 23 charities in Calhoun and Randolph counties, recently upgraded its main building in Anniston with energy-efficient lighting, thanks to a $8,500 grant from the Alabama ...
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Additional energy efficiency incentives to boost Green Deal
Utility Week
A variable council tax would see owners of energy efficiency homes pay a lower rate, and analysis predicts up to 1,481,000 additional retrofits per year. However, one major challenge would be the requirement for all homes to have an Energy Performance ...
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Commission says EU-China energy efficiency links are 'deepening'
EurActiv
Nan Zhou, an expert in China's energy efficiency programmes, told EurActiv that China would be particularly interested in the EU's passive housing technology, energy labelling schemes and regulatory codes. “Europe's experience in district heating ...
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Energy Efficiency Firm Fined £45k For Nuisance Calls
TechWeekEurope UK
A company selling solar panels and insulation has been fined £45,000 for “blighting the public” with nuisance calls, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) said today. Tameside Energy Services would have been hit with a £90,000 fine but the ICO ...
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House of the Week| Energy-efficient neocolonial in Arlington for $1.1M
Washington Post
The house's Home Energy Rating System index, which indicates energy efficiency based on factors including insulation and heating, is 57 — meaning it is 46 percent more energy efficient than a standard new home. This efficiency could save owners about ...
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Fruit growers get grant to find energy savings
ABC Online
Australian fruit growers have received a Federal Government grant to help identify energy savings in their farms and packing sheds. Apple and Pear Australia Limited will use the $636,970 to audit fruit growers and suggest ways they can cut costs.
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Livestock: Energy efficient livestock heating
Farming UK
Two heat exchangers within the heaters ensure maximum energy efficiency, an important focus with the ongoing increase in energy costs. The exchangers capture residual heat from the flue gases and transfer it into the water being heated. This condensing ...
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Ivie boarding school implements energy efficiency pilot project
News of Belarus
IVIE, 5 July (BelTA) – A pilot project in energy efficiency has been implemented at the Ivie boarding school. The completion of the project was marked on 5 July at a solemn gathering featuring local and regional authorities, a delegation of the ...
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Customers encouraged to consider energy efficiency tips during hot summer ...
Princeton Daily Clarion
With the official start of summer underway, Vectren is reminding customers to consider ways to conserve energy to help manage summer energy bills. “Southwestern Indiana's extreme heat and humidity has historically taken its toll on customers' air ...
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What Can the Energy Efficiency Industry Learn From the Oakland A's?
Greentech Media
Energy efficiency programs are undergoing major changes, and many constituents are demanding better results for their dollars. Today's programs will not be here tomorrow if they don't start adapting to coming changes. The good news is that today's ...
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New Financing Model for Home-Energy Efficiency Upgrades Goes to Governor
Patch.com
Homeowners in Rhode Island can increase the energy efficiency of their homes under a new model of financing that was approved by the General Assembly last week. The legislation would allow homeowners in participating cities and towns to access a ...
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Alfa Laval Wins SEK 80 Million Energy-Efficiency Order in the Middle East
Wall Street Journal
"Energy efficiency is becoming increasingly important and we have the products and solutions to contribute to a more sustainable energy supply", says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group. "This order confirms our strong position in ...
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Verka milk plant gets energy-saving device
Hindustan Times
The EHP system was installed by engineers from the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA), which is working in tandem with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) to promote the application of low-carbon technology in India, she added.
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WhiteFence.com Releases 5 Tips for Consumers on Purchasing Energy Efficient ...
DigitalJournal.com
Today, WhiteFence.com is releasing five tips on purchasing energy efficient appliances. When consumers look at their energy use, they'll notice that all the major appliances, including their refrigerator, washer and dryer and dishwasher, are ...
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Morgan County Council questions energy efficiency construction
Reporter-Times
The amendment was passed on first reading by the Morgan County Commissioners at their meeting on Monday morning. The council also discussed — but didn't vote on — spending $1,172,612 to improve energy efficiency in some of the county's buildings.
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Do you qualify for a energy-efficient home rebate?
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The “Ask a Builder” series is dedicated to answering some of the many questions Fairbanks residents have about building, energy and the many other parts of home life. FAIRBANKS — Those building an energy-efficient house in Alaska could qualify for a ...
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Lockport moves forward on energy-efficiency deal with Power Authority
Buffalo News
LOCKPORT – The Common Council this week took another step toward an anticipated package on energy-efficiency upgrades to be funded by the New York Power Authority. The Council voted to accept the authority's proposal to spend $17,057 on designs ...
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Schools tackle energy efficiency
Market Rasen Mail
30 schools across the county have signed up to the county council scheme to help improve energy efficiency, with each school appointing carbon ambassadors to make it happen. And among the SCoRE programme - Schools Collaboration on Resource ...
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Energy management certification can help boost efficiency, reduce consumption
Creamer Media's Engineering News
Energy management standards, such as the ISO 50001 Energy Management certification, are crucial to businesses facing energy constraints, Certification Europe founder and director Dr John Ryan argued at the recent Eastern Cape Energy Efficiency ...
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Australia to improve energy efficiency by Clean Energy package
Global Times
Australian government will improve energy efficiency through helping 139 energy efficiency projects run by businesses, councils and community groups under the Clean Energy package, Minister for Resources and Energy Gary Gray announced on ...
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Munters launches energy efficient fan series
WorldPoultry.net
The European Parliament ErP directive (Energy related Products Directive) was adopted in order to protect the environment and assist the Kyoto Protocol obligation to increase the total share of renewable energy in the European Union to 20% by 2020 and ...
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New software shows energy efficiency of homes
Clean Energy Authority
b_275_0_16777215_00_images_news_201307_SC_EnergyExplorer-3a-cmyk.jpg Perhaps you've replaced your old washer and dryer with new energy-efficient machines. Maybe you've added solar panels to power your home. But how energy efficient is ...
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Fostering a culture of energy efficiency
Manufacturing Digital
When a message is repeated there's a danger that we no longer hear it anymore. There's also a danger that we don't go far enough to maximise energy efficiency because we believe we've already done all we can. We need to challenge those assumptions ...
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Canyon home an example of prime energy efficiency
Enterprise-Record
But inside, this nearly 3,000-square-foot house in Butte Creek Canyon is uncommon, relying on a technique called "advanced framing" to lessen wood use and increase energy efficiency. Scattered throughout the $400,000 project are construction techniques ...
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Competition in GTA helps drive demand for energy efficient homes, upgrades
Toronto Star
Homeowners have become more aware and educated about saving energy. Whether it's driven by comfort or by cost-saving, it's also good for the environment. Canada's homebuilders have embraced energy efficiency as an essential part of meeting customer ...
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California's Energy Efficiency Model Can Help Meet the President's Climate Goals
Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)
California's 40 years of remarkable success in using energy efficiency to avoid dirty power generation and save utility customers billions, as detailed in a new NRDC fact sheet released today, offers valuable lessons to help meet President Obama's ...
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Frost & Sullivan Finds Demand for Greater Energy Efficiency is Driving ...
KNXtoday
The building sector is one of the primary consumers of energy in Europe, accounting for 40 percent of energy demand and 30 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. This has underlined the need for improved energy efficiency in both existing and new ...
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Energy Efficiency, Community Partnerships Help Data Center Development
National Real Estate Investor
"Energy Efficiency, Community Partnerships Help Data Center Development" is FREE to access as a registered user on NREIonline.com. Why Register for NREIonline? It's simple and free, and here is what you get: Access to leading real estate industry ...
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