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  • Fuel poverty and energy efficiency debate

    The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (Mr Edward Davey): I am grateful to the Opposition for this opportunity to set out the many things the Government are doing this winter, and in the winters to come, to help people to keep their energy bills as low as possible and to keep their houses warm. I am under no illusion about how hard it is out there this winter. Times are tough, many ...

  • EC proposes new directive to cut fuel consumption as well as emissions

    The European Commission today said substantial reductions in fuel consumption, as well as CO2 and pollutant emissions, should be made from road vehicles.  It adopted a new proposal arguing that large cuts could be achieved by public authorities procuring clean and energy efficient vehicles for public transport services and introducing them into their fleet. Citizens living in urban areas will be ...

  • How the EU Sulphur Directive for Marine Fuels offers an opportunity for innovation in fuel saving technologies

    With most ship owners switching to Marine Gas Oil inside designated Emission Control Areas as of January 1st 2015, the cost of fuel could rise by up to 50%, so all measures to reduce fuel consumption are vital. Research and field testing has shown that the latest developments in engine lubrication and unique marine energy management systems can add more than a 15% improvement in fuel efficiency, ...


  • Goonvean improves energy efficiency and cuts fuel bills by 6%

    With a huge gas requirement for it’s drying equipment, Goonvean has been acutely affected by the recent instability of gas prices. At the company’s sites in Cornwall, china clay (kaolin) is produced through several energy intensive processes including thermal drying. However, installation of Maxsys Fuel Systems, which utilise magnetic fuel treatment technology, has significantly boosted the ...


    By Maxsys Fuel Systems Ltd

  • China, US near climate-change deal over fuel efficiency

    Bloomburg - China and the US, the biggest sources of the greenhouse gas emissions heating the planet, have stood in the way of an international climate treaty for almost as long as there have been efforts to craft one. The US never ratified the 1997 Kyoto Protocol partly because the pact didn’t compel China and other developing economies to lower emissions. Now, the two countries may be moving ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Efficient Clean Coal Technology

    Among a lot of interesting topics being discussed at SETA 2016, reducing emission and improving efficiency in coal fired plants is among a great focus. Mr. Ajit Nambiar, Vice President, Power and Gas Sales, Siemens Pte Ltd, Singapore shared a case study to the audience how to optimize combustion using laser absorption spectroscopy technology as the innovative and cost-effective solution developed ...


    By GAT International

  • A ‘Made in Canada’ fuel standard?

    The government's decision to introduce new fuel economy standards that at least match recent US standards of 35 miles per gallon by 2020 has been criticized by both automakers and environmental groups alike. The auto industry feels the standards are too high and too soon; while some environmentalists believe they are not high enough and the process of curtailing auto emissions is moving too ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Wells Fargo Fuels Energy Efficiency Research With Half-Million Dollar Grant to UC Davis

    Continuing its efforts to accelerate a greener economy, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) said today it has awarded a five-year, $500,000 grant to the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center (EEC). Wells Fargo’s contribution provides core funding to assist the UC Davis EEC, one of the nation’s leading research centers, in its mission to accelerate the ...


  • Eaton Launches New Line of Medium Duty Dual Clutch Transmissions with Industry-Leading Fuel Efficiency, Performance and Driveability Features

    Power management company Eaton has introduced Procision, a new line of medium-duty dual clutch transmissions, that delivers 8 to 10 percent better fuel economy than a similarly equipped vehicle with a torque converter automatic. Scheduled to be available in the North American market mid-year in ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Exploit woodchips efficiently

    Ruf presents new briquetting press  Ruf Maschinenbau are bringing two new briquetting systems on to the market with the RUF 300 and the RUF 500, both of which are suited to the processing of diverse wood residuals and further biomass.   The demand for the climate neutral raw material wood as a heating material remains extremely high. As a consequence ...

  • Science Magazine Showcases Groundbreaking Bio Architecture Lab Technology That Efficiently Converts Seaweed to Renewable Fuels and Chemicals

    A team of scientists from Bio Architecture Lab (BAL), has developed breakthrough technology that helps to further enable the wide-scale use of seaweed (macroalgae) as a feedstock for advanced biofuels and renewable chemical production. The team engineered a microbe to extract the sugars in seaweed and convert them into renewable fuels and chemicals, thus making seaweed a real renewable biomass ...


  • DOE Announces Webinars on Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Technology, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan Program, and More

    EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts. Upcoming Webinars ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • New Direction World Bank Energy Investments

    The World Bank has issued a new Energy Sector Directions Paper that sets a principles-based course for the Bank's work in the energy sector with a focus on expanding energy access and sustainable energy. The new Energy Sector Directions Paper was discussed by the Bank Group's Executive Board on July 16 and will guide the Bank's operations going forward. World Bank Group President Jim Yong ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • MEPs to consider new EC directive on renewable energy

    Spring brings renewal and this spring in parliament MEPs will be considering a new Commission directive on renewable energy. In March last year EU leaders set a target of 20% of energy from renewable sources like the wind and sea by 2020. Alongside greater energy efficiency and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions it is hoped these steps will mitigate climate change. In the first of our series ...


    By European Parliament

  • Fuel poverty report shows improvement

    The report analyses data from English Housing Survey to measure the impact of fuel poverty in England. A combination of rising incomes and energy efficiency improvements in low income households has seen a decrease in the fuel poverty gap from £909 million in 2012 to £877 million in 2012, with an overall reduction of £32 ...

  • Direct energy named a best corporate citizen by corporate knights magazine

    Direct Energy, a leading integrated energy company with Canadian head offices based in Toronto, was named for the second consecutive year to the Corporate Knights magazine annual ranking as a Top Foreign Corporate Citizen in Canada 2010. This is the second national corporate responsibility accolade Direct Energy has received in 2010. Direct Energy was also named to the Maclean"s ...

  • Buildings Directive: Member States miss opportunity to stimulate the economy

    The multiple benefits of investing in energy efficient new and existing buildings are widely recognised and regularly emphasised by policy makers. It generates government income through increased economic activity and the creation of local jobs. Moreover, it makes our buildings future-proof, reduces energy bills and lowers CO2 emissions and the EU’s dependency on fossil fuel imports. Still ...


    By PU Europe

  • Fuel cell bus technology development projects underway

    CALSTART, North America's leading advanced transportation technology organization, has secured and launched contracts for five major fuel cell bus technology development projects with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), an important part of CALSTART's overall hydrogen pathways strategy.fuel cell bus technology development projects. The newest $24-million effort involves multiple fuel ...


    By WestStart-CALSTART

  • EWEA welcomes Energy Union proposal for post-2020 renewables directive

    The Vice President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic plans to put forward a Renewable Energy Package as soon as next year to guarantee that the 2030 climate and energy targets are met cost-effectively. Thomas Becker, CEO of EWEA, welcomed this initiative and said a new directive for beyond 2020 shows that renewables will have a central role to play in Europe's future energy mix. He said: "These are ...


    By WindEurope

  • Europe 2030: energy saving to become “first fuel”

    By 2030, more energy will be saved than the amount of energy consumed deriving from oil, according to a JRC analysis. Energy savings can thus be considered as "an energy source in its own right", in line with the ...

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