Energy Efficiency & Demand Side Management

Slowdown in energy efficiency improvements

Dr Christoph Frei, the World Energy Council (WEC) secretary general, says, “Over recent years there has been a general slowdown in energy efficiency improvements. The main concern is that absolute energy demand is still growing, driven by rapid non-OECD economic growth.”

The findings of a report to be published in October 2013 by the WEC and ADEME, the French environment agency, called “World Energy Perspectives: Energy Efficiency Policies”, reviews the latest energy intensity trends and analyses the policies in 85 countries representing more than 95% of global consumption. It finds that since 1990 energy productivity improvements have helped avoid 9.6 gigatonnes of CO2 emissions. Read on ESI Africa >

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