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World Bank, Bahrain sign energy efficiency program

The World Bank and the Government of Bahrain have signed an agreement to reduce the small island country’s per capita energy consumption through an energy efficiency program. The program, known as Energy Efficiency Implementation Program, aims to provide technical support and advisory services to the Government of Bahrain to address the challenge of reducing the energy demand of the...

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Uzbekistan to get power, reduce emissions with Japan's help

Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, or NEDO, will help Uzbekistan become more energy efficient and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Japan will do so through the demonstration of a high efficiency gas turbine cogeneration technology that has been installed at the Tashkent Heating Power Plant. The system installed consists of a high efficiency gas turbine – which has a power output of...

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Japan to launch energy efficiency assessment system for apartments

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to launch an assessment system for energy efficient apartments. The Smart Mansion Assessment System will promote energy efficiency and enhance the daily lives of residents living in apartments. It refers to a system that will control the energy of a whole apartment building. Under the system, energy management, energy saving, peak cutting and peak shifting will be controlled,...

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Nanomaterial based window coating provides control over sun’s natural light and heat

California-based Heliotrope Technologies has announced that it will be bringing to commercial sampling their low-cost dynamic window coating in the fourth quarter of 2013. Developed in partnership with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the window coating controls the sun’s natural light and...

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Things to consider before getting L.E.D. Bulbs

There are many in-home applications that can be installed to make a home save electricity, giving you the potential to save a significant amount of money over the years. But since you really do sometimes need to spend money to save money, many of the best ways to save money in your home require an upfront investment. This is the case with L.E.D. lights (or light emitting diodes) which after the initial set-up...

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Energy efficiency comes first to curb emissions from data centers

Switching to efficient, off-the-shelf equipment and improving energy management could slash the greenhouse gas emissions of big data centers by 88 percent, finds a study by scientists from Northwestern University, Stanford University and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In general, the carbon emissions generated by a Google search or a Facebook post come from three things: the computing...

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World Bank inks $100 million credit for Uzbekistan’s energy efficiency plans

The World Bank has signed a $100 million credit of additional financing for the Republic of Uzbekistan’s Energy Efficiency Facility for Industrial Enterprises Project. Uzbekistan is one of the most energy intensive countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, but with the World Bank’s additional financing for the Energy Efficiency Facility for Industrial Enterprises Project, or UZEEF, the country’s industrial sector will be able to...

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How to save money when living in a deregulated area

Though many homeowners are not aware of the fact, it is possible to select the energy provider of your preference when living in a deregulated area. Doing this can save you loads and loads of money each month on your utility bills and give you the freedom to only use energy from the electricity company that you want to. A deregulated area is basically an area, most commonly a state, in which energy laws...

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Toyota to increase energy efficiency with heat and power sharing system

Toyota Motor Corporation plans to increase its energy efficiency through a system that will effectively utilize and share waste heat and excess electricity. Toyota will be conducting a feasibility study this month and formulating its master plan to effectively utilizing and sharing waste heat and excess electricity produced by its main plant and other medium and small-sized plants in Toyota City, with...

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Global energy efficiency transport policies can save $70 trillion by 2050

Global energy efficiency policies targeting the urban transport system can save as much as $70 trillion in spending, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency. The $70 trillion savings comes from energy efficiency policies that will cut spending on vehicles, fuel, and transportation infrastructure between now and 2050, according to the report titled “A Tale of Renewed Cities.” The report based...

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