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Industrial strength energy efficiency

Industrial strength energy efficiency | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

What do you think of when you hear the phrase, “energy efficiency?”  Compact fluorescent (CFL) lighting?  Maybe Energy Star appliances or adding insulation to your attic.

What all of these things have in common is that they are all residential solutions, but despite their greater numbers residential customers use far less electricity than do commercial and industrial customers.  Certain industries (e.g. cement, steel, aluminum) use enormous amounts of power, but the efficiency conversation rarely touches on these users.

That’s unfortunate because industry is where the big potential savings are.  Consider that while all lighting (residential, commercial, industrial combined) accounts for around 5.5 percent of total electricity consumption, electric motors in industrial applications alone use nearly five times as much, fully 25 percent of all electricity consumption.

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Energy Efficiency is not difficult – it is only complicated

Energy Efficiency is not difficult – it is only complicated | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

People respond fairly accurately to the question of what they could do to improve their energy situation. Only not now, it has to wait till the next time they get a chance. The real problem, states Hans Nilsson in this column, is that people with basic knowledge and good intentions still have problems finding out HOW to do what they know they should do. They should not be made aware or informed or motivated. They should be empowered.


Via Diedert Debusscher
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