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US switches on $7 million in funding for efficient lighting projects

The US Department of Energy has announced funding of $7 million for three innovative lighting projects as part of the Obama Administration’s ‘all of the above’ energy strategy.

Empire State Building efficiency makeover saves $2.4 million in first year

The energy efficiency makeover of New York City’s iconic Empire State Building has saved $2.4 million dollars in reduced costs in its first year.

Toyota tots up 29 certified green buildings in US

Japanese carmaker Toyota has totted up a total of 29 LEED-certified ‘green’ buildings in the US with the completion of a training centre in Kansas.

Goldman Sachs plans $40 billion clean energy investment

Goldman Sachs is planning a $40 billion investment over the next decade into renewable energy projects, according to media reports.

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UK fuel poverty figures show slight decrease in 2010

UK fuel poverty figures show slight decrease in 2010

Official UK government figures show a slight fall in the number of households living in fuel poverty from 5.5 million in 2009 to 4.75 million in 2010.

Philips LEDs to light up Empire State Building

Philips LEDs to light up Empire State Building

New York City’s iconic Empire State Building is teaming up with Philips to use LEDs to create a state-of-the-art lighting show that changes colour in real-time.

GE switches on LED replacement for 100 W bulb

GE switches on LED replacement for 100 W bulb

GE’s lighting division is this week switching on its 27 W light-emitting diode replacement for the 100 W incandescent light bulb.

UK retailers shutting their doors on energy savings

UK retailers shutting their doors on energy savings

UK retailers are wasting 40% of their total energy use by running air conditioning, heating and lighting systems when they are closed, according to a study by WEMSinternational.

World energy ministers agree measures to boost clean energy and efficiency

World energy ministers agree measures to boost clean energy and efficiency

The Clean Energy Ministerial summit being held in London this week has closed with the announcement of a raft of commitments aimed at boosting clean energy and energy efficiency.

UK government launches £35 million fund for eco-entrepreneurs

UK government launches £35 million fund for eco-entrepreneurs

The UK government today launched a £35 million fund for energy entrepreneurs and a £3 million fund for innovation in heat storage.