Friday, March 7, 2014

COLUMBIA, SC: Sanitary sewer overflows identified in Columbia Friday | Local News | The State

akflanagan@thestate.comMarch 7, 2014 

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The City of Columbia Wastewater Division identified sanitary sewer overflows on Brickyard Road and Peeples Street entering Crane Creek and the sanitary sewer overflow on Garners Ferry Road entering Reeder Point Branch.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

China sets 2014 target cuts for energy use and emissions to boost efficiency - Natural Gas | Platts News Article & Story

China aims to cut energy intensity by over 3.9% this year, as it continues its drive to increase energy efficiency and cut emissions, according to a government work report delivered by Premier Li Keqiang Wednesday at the annual session of the National People's Congress.

China's energy intensity was cut by 3.7% last year, according to the work report.

A country's energy intensity is typically defined as the energy consumption per unit of GDP, according to the US Energy Information Administration. The higher the energy efficiency is in an economy, the lower the energy intensity.

Opponents to appeal court ruling approving Duke, Progress deal - Greensboro - The Business Journal

John Downey, Senior Staff Writer, Charlotte Business Journal

Jim Warren, executive director of the watchdog group NC WARN, says his group plans to appeal the decision to the N.C. Supreme Court.

Court upholds Duke-Progress merger approval |

The N.C. Court of Appeals has upheld state approval of Duke Energy’s 2012 merger with Progress Energy, which created the nation’s largest utility.

The court ruled Tuesday on challenges to the $32 billion deal that were filed by the city of Orangeburg, S.C., and the Durham advocacy group NC WARN. The groups appealed approval of the merger by the N.C. Utilities Commission.

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Government mulls energy efficiency audits - The Standard


 The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) has already engaged a
consulting firm, Sustainable African Energy Consortium (Saec) to
conduct a national energy efficiency audit for Zimbabwe.

Director for Energy Conservation in the ministry of Energy and Power
Development, Raphael Tirivanhu said the ministry, through Zera, would
carry out a national energy efficiency audit so as to determine the
national efficiency baseline. This would ultimately lead to the
formulation of an energy efficiency strategy for the country.

“The purpose of the energy efficiency strategy will be to promote
mandatory energy audits and regulate energy efficiency and conservation
in all energy demand sectors as well as promote investment in this
area,” he said.

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