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A power of good? Smart energy technology explained

Smart technology allows companies and households to use energy more efficiently, reducing the need to build more power stations, some of which burn polluting fossil fuels such as coal or gas. Some of these technologies are more advanced than others

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What countries are the most energy efficient?

As global energy use rises, some nations are ramping up their energy efficiency. So which countries use the least amount of energy?

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All Canadian federal government buildings to go 100% green by 2025

The Canadian federal government has pledged to run all its operations on renewable energy by 2025, according to environment minister Catherine McKenna. McKenna made the announcement at the Canadian Wind Energy Association yesterday but revealed very little else on how

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Energy efficiency gains ground despite lower energy prices, new IEA report says

As governments focus on implementing their commitments to save energy and reduce carbon emissions under the recently ratified Paris agreement, a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) highlights the progress made by energy efficiency policies around the world

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Energy efficiency first! Five reasons we need a higher target for 2030

This short briefing spells out why the cheapest, cleanest, safest energy is the energy we don’t actually need. “Every 1% means lifting 7 million people out of energy poverty“: a quote by Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete in Reuters (09/09/2016). The

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Oil & gas sector needs to commit to long-term thinking to achieve meaningful cost cuts

A majority of senior oil and gas professionals (56%) believe that the industry is repeating the mistakes of previous downturns and have concerns over the loss of jobs and experience and lack of efficiency, according to a new report published

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Cuts in greenhouse gases from investments in energy efficiency

The new book Energy Efficiency Market Report 2015 reveals that energy efficiency improvements since 1990 in Iea member countries avoided 870 million tonnes of Co2 emissions in 2014 – and a cumulative 10 billion tonnes over the last 25 years,

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The international energy efficiency scorecard

The International Energy Efficiency Scorecard ranks the world’s largest economies on their energy efficiency policies and programs. The rankings include Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States,

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IEA says renewables, efficiency to play biggest role in emissions reduction

The IEA’s Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 report, released on Tuesday, says that renewable energy, alongside energy efficiency, will account for nearly 75 per cent of all emissions abatement in the global effort to limit warming to 2°C – the number

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Earth day 2014: green cities

The official theme of Earth Day 2014 is Green Cities. The Green Cities campaign is focused on helping cities around the world become more sustainable and reduce their carbon footprint. Source: Earth Day Network Date: April 2014  

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