Tag Archive for 'energy savings'

Learning how to save energy by playing a game

September 16th, 2011 by Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology

Germany’s Federal Government has decided to accelerate the implementation of their energy policy. But the rapid implementation will succeed only with the help of consumers. They are called upon to use the energy from renewable resources in a more efficient fashion. A new online game shows how energy can be saved. Do I toast my […]

Saving energy is the new mantra

April 27th, 2011 by Richard Lord

The Japanese have made a commitment to reduce their electricity use by up to 25 percent this summer, in the wake of the devastating tsunami that hit the northeast coast of Japan on 11 March 2011 and shut down a fifth of Japanese nuclear power plants. Japan may endure rolling blackouts for up to five […]

EU Commission publishes Energy Efficiency Plan

March 10th, 2011 by European Commission

Energy efficiency is at the heart of the EU’s Europe 2020 Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and of the transition to a resource efficient economy. Energy efficiency is one of the most cost effective ways to enhance security of energy supply, and to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants. In many […]

Energy efficiency drives large fall in gas use in British Gas homes

February 3rd, 2011 by Centrica

British Gas homes have seen a 22 per cent decline in gas consumption, on average, as more homes adopt energy efficiency measures. These cuts in gas use follows three decades of rising consumption, and shows the impact energy efficiency is having on British homes, according to an independent report published today. The British Gas Home […]

Increasing number of Guernsey companies looking to be energy efficient

August 20th, 2010 by Amalgamated Facilities Management

MORE and more companies in the Channel Islands are looking to reduce the energy they consume. AFM, which specialises in energy monitoring and measurement and advises companies on ways to reduce consumption, has seen demand for its services increasing year by year. ‘We have seen a definite shift towards companies in all industry sectors becoming […]

Channel Island Co-operative Society Ltd. achieves 29% cut in electricity bill

June 30th, 2010 by Francis Binney

Cutting your electricity bill by nearly 30% may sound like no mean feat and many of us might ask the question – what sort of investment am I going to have to make to achieve this? But when the answer to that question is one that pays for itself within two years, the opportunity to […]

Free Business Energy and Carbon Monitoring Calculator

April 28th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The SMEasure website run by Oxford University provides a building energy analysis and carbon monitoring tool to help businesses save money and reduce carbon emissions.  SMEeasure requires no kit.  It provides you with the tools to successfully manage the energy use of the buildings your business occupies, including a knowledge base on Building Energy Management. […]