2012-06-29 - ABB has completed the publication of a global report on the state of energy efficiency in industry and utilities, and of 45 individual country reports. The documents, based on research from Enerdata, help to raise awareness of the potential of energy efficiency.
The latest global data describing the energy efficiency of industry and utilities has been compiled by Enerdata, an energy consultancy, and is presented in the form of the Global Report 2012, showing trends over a period of 1990-2010.
In addition to this general overview there are in-depth reviews of countries, including the Group of 20 (G20). The reports give an overview of national carbon policies and how these relate to strategies to improve energy efficiency in the power sector and other industries within each country.
There are 45 country reports available in all, the G20, which comprise 19 countries and a further 26 other countries.
Interactive maps with data representing the state of global energy efficiency are also available.
The collective reports provide harmonized energy data composed from more than 200 sources around the world.
The energy efficiency publications follow the recent release by the International Energy Agency (IEA) of its latest and most ambitious Energy Technology Perspectives report. The IEA describes how the objective of limiting global temperature rise to 2°C can be achieved using technologies from electric vehicles to smart grids. It warns, however, that this can only be achieved if decisive action is taken now.
The IEA says that the door to preventing temperature rises of more than 2°C is about to close and suggests that accelerated action across a variety of areas from renewables to the increased uptake of energy efficiency measures are required.
Using energy more efficiently brings benefits on several fronts, curbing emissions, saving money and making the planet’s scarce resources go further. The IEA estimates that energy efficiency measures can deliver half the cuts in emissions required over the next 25 years to limit global warming, compared with a business-as-usual scenario.
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