UN Foundation Report: Realizing the Potential of Energy Efficiency

November 14, 2007 at 5:29 pm | Posted in Canada, Energy efficiency, Executive Summary, France, G8, Germany, Italy, Japan, Reduce energy costs, Reduce energy waste, Reports, Russia, UK, UN, UN Foundation, United Nations, US | Leave a comment

Leading Industrial Countries Could Reduce Global Warming Carbon Levels to Near What is Needed, Simply by Cutting Energy Waste

…A new report published by the UN Foundation looks at ways for the world’s most developed countries – specifically those in the “Group of Eight” (G8) – to reduce energy waste by bolstering energy efficiency. Doing so will lower energy costs and help the world address the effects of climate change.The report urges G8 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) to double current energy efficiency improvements—reaching a rate of 2.5 percent per year.If extended to other major, energy-using countries, achieving this goal would contribute to holding carbon dioxide levels in our atmosphere to a manageable level for the rest of the century. It would also reduce energy demand in each of the G8 countries by 20 percent by 2030—an amount equal to energy from 2,000 coal-fired power plants.The UNF report also calls for G8 countries to work alongside developing countries to achieve similar results, and provides options for all countries in planning energy efficiency goals.

Updated Executive Summary
Realizing the Potential of Energy Efficiency
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Full Report
Realizing the Potential of Energy Efficiency
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(Full details on the UN Foundation website …and the press release is worth reading.)

Nos da!

P.S. I know you don’t like it when I throw things up here, W., without commentary or analysis, but sometimes that is the most appropriate approach, especially when I have no time to write or online access.


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