Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Best Practices and Case Studies for Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement

cover of Best Practices and Case Studies for Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement
My latest publication is a collaboration with two other experts, Steve Fawkes and Kit Oung, on good energy efficiency policy for the industrial sector.

It is published by the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency on behalf of the United Nations Environment Program and called Best Practices and Case Studies for Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement.

Click on the above link for a free download of this 170pp A4 PDF.

Improving energy efficiency in the industrial sector is being prioritised in many countries. Investment to improve industrial energy efficiency can deliver large energy savings, improved productivity, and reduced environmental pollution.

However, in many cases information, financial, and regulatory barriers are continuing to prevent enterprises from fully realising the potential opportunities offered by improving energy efficiency.

A wide range of policies and programmes can be adopted to help overcome these barriers.

Countries are keen to learn from international experiences on how to accelerate energy efficiency improvements, particularly the various approaches towards policy making, their effectiveness, and disseminating success stories and best practices.

So this book is aimed at supporting countries in industrial energy efficiency policy making through sharing international experiences.

It explains preconditions for successful implementation of policies and programmes while providing concrete examples.

The overall objective is to stimulate joint actions from business, governments, and civil societies to help realise the goal of the United Nations Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative, of doubling the global energy efficiency improvement rate by 2030.

This goal is in fact extremely modest. The potential has been demonstrated to be many times more.

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