Archive for October, 2010

Upgrade to Energy Efficiency

October 25th, 2010

Anissa S. Febrina has written and interesting article in the Jakarta Post about upgrading buildings so they are energy efficient.

The article, most of which appears below, states how often finding the money for the energy monitoring solutions and the load-side products can be a stumbling block, but the article explains that the money saved from reduced energy bills over a fairly short period provides a great return on investment.

What is also of interest is the article does highlight how Indonesia is now realising how important it is to become energy efficient. I know from speaking to people from Indonesia that climate change, energy efficiency and security has not been a concern – hence it is good to see they are sitting up and taking notice.

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The True Cost of Damaging the Planet

October 19th, 2010

The BBC website ( recently had a fascinating article about the cost of climate change and the environmental damage caused by man. The article written by Richard Anderson the Business reporter for BBC News make for uncomfortable reading. Here it is:

Nature’s sting: The real cost of damaging Planet Earth

By Richard Anderson Business reporter, BBC News

The global cost of replacing insect pollination is around $190bn every year

You don’t have to be an environmentalist to care about protecting the Earth’s wildlife.

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