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Topic: Energy Efficiency
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Energy Efficiency The Channel Tunnel has further reduced its carbon footprint
posted by on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 02:18 PM

gfoat writes "Groupe Eurotunnel as a global organisation has just been certified by the independent British organisation Carbon Trust Standard for its policy and achievements in carbon footprint reduction. The Carbon Trust Standard has calculated specifically that, for the period 2009/2010, the transport system which makes up the cross-Channel Fixed Link has further reduced its carbon footprint by 20.5%, after taking into account that two years ago between 2006 and 2008 Eurotunnel had already reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 44%. "

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Energy Efficiency BC : Rollout of Smart Meters Provides Major Benefits
posted by on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 07:44 AM

gfoat writes "BC Hydro, the third largest electric utility in Canada, today announced the advancement of its Smart Metering & Infrastructure Program with the selection of Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The three-year contract with Capgemini is worth an estimated $63 million CAD (approximately €48 million). The Smart Metering Program, including the installation of new digital meters, is a key first step in delivering a modern electricity grid for the benefit of BC Hydro customers. "

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Energy Efficiency UK: Blackburn Rovers are energy champions!
posted by on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 - 05:57 AM

gfoat writes "The Barclays Premier League club’s on-going commitment to ‘go green’ has produced another great result with carbon emissions down by 270,000 tonnes, saving the club around £60,000 per year. A new commercial energy efficient condensing boiler, heat recovery ventilation system and full replacement lighting system have been installed at Ewood Park following a comprehensive site audit by Preston-based GB Energy."

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Energy Efficiency UK: Groundbreaking energy-saving project
posted by on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 10:36 AM

gfoat writes "For the first time in the UK, researchers from the University of Bath are working with RWE npower in a groundbreaking project exploring the potential energy savings of using a localised DC (Direct Current) electricity supply network. Professor Raj Aggarwal and Dr Miles Redfern, from the University’s Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, are leading the project that will set up 50 computers in the University library to draw their energy from a specially created local DC network."

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Energy Efficiency BRITAIN’S BIGGEST EVER ENERGY SAVING GIVEAWAY
posted by on Thursday, November 27, 2008 - 01:40 PM

gfoat writes "Southern Electric, Gala Bingo and their charity partner Sue Ryder Care are offering consumers the chance to ‘go green and save money’ by giving away 3 million energy saving light bulbs at all Gala clubs and Sue Ryder Care stores across the UK.
If all the bulbs given away are fitted, over £11 million can be saved from people’s energy bills each year across the UK and this in turn will save 39,200 tonnes of CO2 per year. The free energy saving light bulbs are just the start. By simply plugging in the light bulbs, consumers will find out if they have a winning green bulb, which could win them an eco friendly Toyota Prius car or £1,000 to spend at the Southern Electric online store. "


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Energy Efficiency UK: Tesco makes energy labelling easy
posted by on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 11:59 AM

gfoat writes "Tesco is to bring clear and simple energy labelling to small electrical products like TVs and kitchen equipment, helping our customers save hundreds of pounds as they make cleaner choices for the environment. Most customers are already familiar with energy efficiency labelling on white goods like fridges and washing machines, but Tesco will be the first retailer to introduce a similar scheme to smaller products from light bulbs to microwaves."

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Energy Efficiency Victoria, BC, Canada: Carmanah Honoured For Sustainable Technology At World Expo in Japan
posted by on Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 11:44 AM

gfoat writes "Norman Moyer, Commissioner General of the Canada Pavilion, congratulates David Davies of Carmanah Technologies Corporation on winning a Global 100 Eco-Tech Award. The awards, sponsored by the Japan Association for the 2005 World Exposition, recognizes companies that are making an effort to address global environmental challenges. Carmanah Technologies, based in Victoria, British Columbia, is a world leader in energy efficient lighting and illumination products, using solar powered light emitting diode (LED) technology in a range of products."

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Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency Directive takes the first step
posted by on Thursday, June 09, 2005 - 04:00 AM

gfoat writes "“The result of the voting shows that Europe takes energy savings seriously! (Voting in the European Parliament’s Plenary Session on the report of Mechtild
Rothe, MEP and President of EUFORES on the Energy End-Use Efficiency
and Energy Services Directive (COM (2003)739) This
Directive will realise the huge savings potential of the EU Member States.
Therefore we need this energy efficiency initiative”, said Rapporteur of the
Directive, Member of the PSE Group in the European Parliament and President
of EUFORES Mechtild Rothe after the voting in the plenary session on 07 June
2005."


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Energy Efficiency Atlanta, Georgia: Power Reliability, Energy Technology & Green Buildings
posted by on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 - 05:48 AM

gfoat writes "Imagine the vast impact of reoccurring blackouts and spiraling energy costs on the nation's economy. The blackout in the Northeast and Midwest states last summer was a reminder of the economic devastation that can occur when the lights go out. Businesses need reliable power in order to survive in these turbulent economic times. "

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Energy Efficiency India, ICORE 2004 International Congress on Renewable Energy
posted by on Friday, September 19, 2003 - 05:33 PM

gfoat writes "In view of the Power Crisis afflicting the developing countries and especially India, the congress is timely and will focus on sustainable solutions through renewable energy sources such as Solar-Photo Voltaics, Solar Thermal, Wind, Bio-Fuels, Co-Generation, Fuel Cells, Geo-Thermal, Small Hydros, Energy Efficiency in Lighting, Buildings, Electric Vehicles. SESI is planning to Organize an International Congress on 21st, 22nd & 23rd Jan 2004, at Bangalore covering the entire gamut of various non-conventional technologies, financing options, Govt. policy initiatives, R & D & NGO’s efforts. "

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Energy Efficiency Greenville: New permanent magnet axial gap motor
posted by on Monday, March 31, 2003 - 05:55 AM

gfoat writes "Lynx Motion Technology Corporation recently announced the development of a new permanent magnet axial gap motor primarily designed for fuel cell and refrigeration compressors and now available for licensing and manufacturing. Principal characteristics of the new motor are very high efficiency, high power density, high peak torque across a wide speed range, and very fast transient response. More information can be found here or read the full article at fuel cell today."

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Energy Efficiency Palo Alto, Calif: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in long-haul trucks
posted by on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 10:36 AM

gfoat writes "EPRI has been awarded a grant from the EPA's newly announced SmartWay(SM) Transport program for a demonstration project aimed at reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from long-haul trucks. The $200,000 grant will go toward outfitting trucks with an onboard electric equipment that allows the driver avoid long-duration idling at rest stops."

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Energy Efficiency Hamburg: The world's most economical car
posted by on Monday, December 02, 2002 - 09:01 AM

gfoat writes "The world's most economical car is being shown to shareholders attending the 42nd annual general meeting of Volkswagen AG in Hamburg. It is a '1-liter' car, that is to say covers 100 kilometers (approximately 239 mpg) on only this amount of fuel. The prototype, built in conditions of great secrecy despite many claims that such a technological feat was impossible, was driven under its own power from Volkswagen's plant in Wolfsburg to the meeting venue in Hamburg. For full technical details see vwvortex.com, I wonder if this Volkswagen would work on hydrogen, instead of petrol?"

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Energy Efficiency UK: Green Dragon Energy Solar Powered LED lighting
posted by on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 - 10:45 AM

gfoat writes "New super-efficient LED (light emitting diode) lighting technology now makes all year round solar-powered lighting systems economic. The technology is ideal for path lighting in parks, gardens, nature reserves and for signage. As well as being environmentally friendly and releasing no greenhouse gases, the technology releases less light pollution. "

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Energy Efficiency Europe: New Commission Initiative to encourage Intelligent use of Energy
posted by on Monday, March 18, 2002 - 09:02 AM

gfoat writes "An exciting new initiative to help to improve security of energy supply and to reduce greenhouse gases and their effect on climate change will be introduced on March 20th with the launch of managEnergy through its web-site: www.managenergy.net. The aim of managEnergy is to increase domestic, industrial and transport energy efficiency and to encourage greater use of renewable energy sources. This will help to create a more sustainable and secure future for energy provision across Europe. managEnergy is an initiative of the European Commission Directorate General for Energy and Transport, set up to encourage the intelligent use of energy in EU Member States and other European Countries. "

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Energy Efficiency US: Computer Controlled Hybrid Electric Vehicles
posted by on Tuesday, January 22, 2002 - 03:24 AM

gfoat writes "Engineers at Ohio State University have developed a computer control system for hybrid electric vehicles that can make even fuel-hungry sport utility vehicles (SUVs) more environmentally-friendly and even lower petrol pump prices! See the full article at Clean Edge "

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Energy Efficiency Celebrate with Green (Red, Yellow, ...) Christmas Lights
posted by on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 - 03:14 AM

gfoat writes "Save around 80%-90% of your Christmas lighting costs by using LED Christmas lights. No more hunting around for spare working bulbs, these only need replacing every couple of decades. Under their resellers, look for the Forever Bright brand (eg QVC $25 inc shipping)."

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Energy Efficiency Vacuum diode chips may provide light Green cooling
posted by on Wednesday, December 05, 2001 - 05:08 AM

gfoat writes "Following Boeing's trials with on-board fuel cells, their advanced R&D division have now positively evaluated the localized cooling and refrigeration chips from Borealis Exploration Limited and have secured first refusal to the technology. Their Cool Chips are 50% more efficient than conventional refridgeration units and contain no moving parts."

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Energy Efficiency NREL RESEARCH TEAMS WIN THREE R&D 100 AWARDS
posted by on Monday, October 08, 2001 - 08:54 AM

gfoat writes "Since 1982, the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has won 28 R&D 100 awards in the annual competition for innovative technology sponsored by R&D Magazine. This year, three NREL research teams have brought that total number of awards to 31. "

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Energy Efficiency Reduce Electricity consumption by 70% or face prosecution!
posted by on Tuesday, June 26, 2001 - 06:44 AM

jabela writes "It sounds like a headline from a possible future, where fossil fuels have run out and renewables have failed to kick in. But it's real and it's in S.America."

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Energy Efficiency Superconducting cables will be used to supply electricity to consumers
posted by on Thursday, May 31, 2001 - 01:04 PM

gfoat writes "For the first time in the world super conducting wires are moved beyond the laboratories and into the power grid, at Amager Koblings station. Since February engineers from Copenhagen Energy, NKT Cables, NKT Research and DTU have worked on installing three pieces of super conducting wire at Amager Koblings station, and reported that they are ready to supply great parts of Amager with power. "

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Energy Efficiency US: Energy Conservation Industry Review.
posted by on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 - 10:01 AM

gfoat writes "Improvements in energy efficiency in industry, residential and commercial buildings, and new consumer appliances have already been fairly substantial, based on user response to energy price increases, government-mandated energy efficiency standards for new buildings and equipment and assistance programs by government and utilities. While many energy efficiency companies are successfully engaged in the domestic market, many are unfamiliar with the demand for their products and services in the emerging markets of Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa. "

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Energy Efficiency Enschede, Netherlands: New dashboard device
posted by on Thursday, May 17, 2001 - 06:44 AM

gfoat writes "A new dashboard device developed at the University of Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands is reported to advise you how to drive more efficiently. The inventors believe it may reduce your fuel costs by a sixth without slowing ones overall journey time. The clever dash devise offers advice such as: "Shift earlier from second to third gear", "Harsh braking manoeuvre!" or even "Accelerate more rapidly"! For the full report see the NewScientist"

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Energy Efficiency California: Renewable Energy Household
posted by on Thursday, May 03, 2001 - 12:01 PM

gfoat writes "People are flocking to Eric and Nicole Jorgensen's home in SAN JOSE, California. Why?. Well..it has been reported that windmills have been seen on the roof of the house and now, with energy conservation on nearly everyone's mind, the Jorgensens' place has become a gathering point for local schools and colleges as well as for the international news crews and other homeowners. The home also incorporates solar panels on the back roof, a sun oven in the backyard and a meter that runs backwards! The house is now producing more energy than it uses! For the full story see the New York Times"

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Energy Efficiency UK: Woking Council Wins Queen's Award
posted by on Monday, April 23, 2001 - 08:30 AM

gfoat writes "For the first time Britain's most coveted commercial award, the Queen's Award for Enterprise has been awarded to a local authority. Woking Borough Council has gained the award in recognition of its ground-breaking approach to sustainable community energy systems and the practical steps it is taking locally to tackle global warming. For more information see WBC News "

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Energy Efficiency UK: Energy first for Woking
posted by on Wednesday, March 21, 2001 - 12:55 PM

gfoat writes "March 21, 2001 Woking town centre now has its own sustainable energy station. It is the first commercially operating energy station offering a package of this kind in the country. The energy station supplies environmentally friendly energy services to local businesses and offices in and around Woking town centre and electricity via the public network to remote sites elsewhere in the borough."

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Energy Efficiency Airhead Will Tell You How Much You Pollute - And What to Do About It
posted by on Friday, March 16, 2001 - 11:32 AM

A new Web site called AIRHEAD, offered by Chicago's Center for Neighborhood Technology, calculates your air pollution output. Users must key in: the number of people in household; miles driven; miles walked or cycled instead of driving; plane trips; electric bill; percentage of renewable power purchased; and natural gas bill. The site then calculates the pounds of air pollution generated by the household in one month. The U.S. national average is . . .

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Energy Efficiency Palo Alto, Calif: The Car of the Future May Help Power Your Home
posted by on Sunday, March 11, 2001 - 07:24 AM

gfoat writes "Electrified Transportation Will Soon be a Necessity Rather Than an Option. Electric vehicles may one day supply electricity to the power grid, say scientists at the Electric Power Research Institute. They could serve as generators when they are not on the road (90% of the time for most vehicles), helping alleviate electricity shortages and saving money for the consumer. "

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Energy Efficiency Computing devices consumption future
posted by on Friday, March 09, 2001 - 08:21 AM

ptemple writes "A previous story ridiculed a study that claimed the Internet is responsible for 8% of electricity consumption and could rise as high as 50% over the next 20 years. Not only isn't this true but we list the top breakthroughs this week which could see power consumption for computation devices drop despite an expansion in their number."

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Energy Efficiency Plastic superconductor a reality
posted by on Friday, March 09, 2001 - 06:22 AM

ptemple writes "We originally ran a story on Superconductor electricity transmission here, where they used a fix to turn the superconducting ceramic into wire. Bell Labs have just announced the development of a plastic superconductor (more at NYT). It currently operates only at 4 kelvin but shows great promise for practical zero-resistance energy transmission in the future, as the plastic can easily be drawn into fibre."

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Energy Efficiency Superconductors to carry power over Grid
posted by on Wednesday, February 14, 2001 - 08:02 AM

ptemple writes "In Detroit, technicians are starting work on replacing 25,000 pounds of copper wire with just 900 pounds of superconducting wire. This wire will be cooled by liquid Nitrogen rather than the oil used with today's copper installations. Superconductors have no resistance therefore power can be transferred across the grid with no transmission losses through resistance."

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Energy Efficiency New Energy Efficiency Standards To Save US Consumers $19 billion
posted by on Tuesday, February 06, 2001 - 06:10 PM

U.S. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson recently announced the adoption of new energy efficiency standards for four types of appliances that are projected to save consumers and businesses over £12 billion ($19 billion) by 2030. The standards apply to residential air conditioners and heat pumps, residential clothes washers, residential water heaters, and commercial heating and cooling equipment. Altogether the energy savings generated should alleviate the need to build 91 new 400-megawatt power plants.

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Energy Efficiency USA: State energy scorecard
posted by on Sunday, February 04, 2001 - 06:51 AM

ptemple writes "In the light of the Californian power crisis, I was surprised to see that California actually has the 4th lowest Per Capita Energy Consumption (ie the sum of all energy consumed in each state in a given year divided by the population). However it ranks 36th in its use of renewable energy. Washington, followed by Oregon, lead the way in the use of renewables.

Read the Resource Efficiency Scorecard"

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Energy Efficiency California: Stage 3 power alert raised
posted by on Thursday, January 11, 2001 - 10:59 PM

ptemple writes "A Stage 3 energy emergency - the worst possible level - was declared 9:30a.m Thursday morning when California's power reserves dropped below 1.5 percent of available capacity. A Stage 3 emergency empowers the California Independent System Operator, which oversees the power network, to call on utilities to initiate rolling blackouts among customers. "

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Energy Efficiency White LED achieved, holy grail of lighting
posted by on Tuesday, December 19, 2000 - 10:00 AM

ptemple writes "Shuji Nakamura, a trailblazing researcher that has already given us the blue and green LED as well as the blue laser (the shorter wavelength allows higher density storage), has now developed a white LED. According to Nakamura, LEDs based on indium gallium nitride can outperform incandescent bulbs by reducing energy consumption by a factor of ten and enhancing lifetime ten to 50 times over the standard incandescent bulb. The LED light is also brighter than the incandescent bulb."

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Energy Efficiency New Low Voltage Street Light
posted by on Friday, December 01, 2000 - 06:29 AM

Anonymous writes "The new street light manufactured by epsolar is a highly energy efficient, low voltage application that produces 9,000 lumens @ 28 watts or 2.2 amps @ 12 Volt DC and can be run from any 12 volt dc source, battery, solar, wind and hydro. Associated Website: www.espsolar.com"

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Energy Efficiency UK: HUF-HAUS WINS Energy saving Home Accolade!
posted by on Monday, November 27, 2000 - 05:38 AM

gfoat writes "

It is official; Weybridge architect Peter Huf from Huf Haus builds some of the most efficient, energy saving homes in the country. The company received the prestigious "Best Energy saving Home" Gold award, sponsored by the Government's SAP 80+ Initiative, at the "What House?" Awards recently. "

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Energy Efficiency Cost effective insulation for part L of the building regulations
posted by on Monday, October 09, 2000 - 05:16 AM

jabela writes "Now available in the UK "Monoglass" glass fibre spray on insulation, enables easy and cost effective compliance with the new part L of the building regulations for insulation, in any situation, at a fraction of previous costs. See Monoglass.com and srindustrial.co.uk"

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Energy Efficiency Renewable Energy for the home
posted by on Tuesday, October 03, 2000 - 06:44 AM

gfoat writes "The recent fuel crisis has highlighted how dependent we all are on oil, which fuels most of our transport system. We are also very dependent on other fossil fuels (gas and coal) for our energy needs. But the cost is not just one of dependency. The environmental costs associated with the production and uses of these fuels are also huge. Fossil fuels account for 80% of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the major contributor to man-made climate change.

Encouraging the use of renewable energy is an important part of combating climate change. 25% of CO2 emissions in the UK come from the energy used in houses for water and space heating. Using renewable energy sources more, instead of coal oil and gas, will significantly reduce our contribution to climate change, and allows each home to ‘do their bit’ for the environment.

"Renewable Energy for the Home" is a new national help-line and web-based service providing free and impartial information and advice on renewable energy, and how it can be used in the home. "

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