The Urgency Of NegaWatts Around The World
12 Strategies to Step Up Global Energy Efficiency
5 December 2019 (Renewable Energy Magazine)
"A drastic reduction in global energy use will be essential for an affordable and manageable transition to a renewables-based clean energy future, according to a joint 12-strategies report today by the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, and the India-based Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy…[‘Urgent action’ is needed because global] growth in energy use is largely outpacing decarbonization.
In 2018, the [International Energy Agency (IEA)] reports, the primary energy intensity – an important indicator of how much energy the global economy uses – improved by just 1.2 percent, the slowest rate since 2010…This slowing rate of improvement is alarming and in stark contrast to IEA’s call to governments to commit to a global annual improvement in energy intensity of 3 percent a year…The twelve strategies suggested by the organizations are designed to offer a comprehensive coverage of necessary policies to deliver efficiency around the globe…” click here for more