Every analysis of future energy use and corresponding projections of future greenhouse gas emissions show that efficiency gains must provide the largest part of the required reductions in CO2 emissions.

Improvements must cover all sectors from energy use by consumers (vehicles, heating, cooling, lighting, appliances…) through public use (lighting, airplanes, trains…) to all industrial processes (power generation, energy transport, industrial heating, minerals, metallurgical and transformation industries, cement, electronics…).

Technology Challenges

Efficiency in transport : new materials, improved engines and power trains, improved tyres and roads, as well as brand new mobility management systems.

Efficiency in power generation : new processes, systematic heat recovery, improved turbines, improved process control, cost effective combined heat and power generation at various scales…

Efficiency in lighting: the development of new light sources, such as LEDs, and improved lighting management.

Efficiency in heating and cooling:  innovation in materials, in energy storage, in process control, in construction techniques…

Efficiency in each industrial : its own set of technological innovations to avoid waste in energy and materials usage.