Monday 16 April 2012

IEA launches efficiency programme for stickler companies

IEA launches efficiency programme for stickler companies

Improving the efficiency of industrial energy could cut usage by more than 25%, reports the International Energy Agency. Because industry accounts for about a third of global energy demand, greater efficiency in the sector is also a major step towards improved energy security as well as reduced greenhouse-gas emissions, the agency says in a new report.

Bo Diczfalusy, Director of Sustainable Energy Policy and Technology at the IEA said: “IEA analysis shows that, globally, industry could by 2030 cut energy use by the equivalent of the current annual electricity consumption of the United States and China combined.”

In a joint report with The Institute for Industrial Productivity, the IEA claims companies often need help in pursuing efficiency as a strategic investment, even if it promises greater profitability. The report also suggests Government-led energy management programmes offer companies both a reason and a method to reduce energy consumption by revealing savings and increased productivity.

The report therefore sets out a ten-step implementation guide for policy makers, offering approaches to fit the different frameworks and objectives of individual countries and industrial sectors.

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Bruna Pinhoni

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