Monday, July 22, 2013

Tendencies in Energy Management

The past few months have been very busy for those, who are actively present in the scene of energy management globally.

Several trade shows are now focusing on providing specific solutions for the markets covering industry, buildings and transportation. Also policy makers are gathering information with the aims of creating practical regulations in order to achieve a sustainable energy future.  Subjects like Energy and Green Growth, Sustainable Cities, Energy Access, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy are hot topics right now for environmental and economic reasons, as well. Both the private and the public sector are keen to research and implement solutions for energy efficiency, accountability and forecast. Tools to execute such projects are laid out within the technology and innovation sectors in the form of Energy Management Systems and Strategies implemented and maintained by skilled professionals.

The Vienna Energy Forum 2013 has provided very valuable information with regards to the subjects above.
Mr. Jigar V. Shah (Executive Director, Institute for Industrial Productivity) has pointed out whilst working towards the goal of doubling energy efficiency the industry sector should also work hard on reducing energy consumption. Doing so by 3.5% per year the target could be achievable by 2030.
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Some countries have already implemented rules and regulations, normally obliging factories over certain energy consumption to join various schemes, whereby their energy management gets under evaluation regularly.

In the United Kingdom large businesses are most likely to be obliged to have an energy audit submitted to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) today. Some businesses in the UK already face mandatory carbon reporting.  Firms with 250 employees or more mow most probably will have to invest in energy efficiency as they will be included in the new Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).

The new policy has being developed as part of the UK’s implementation of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive. Organisations with their annual turnover exceeding EUR 50 million and annual balance sheet is over than EUR 43 million and with fewer than 250 people will also have to take part.
Gareth Stace, Head of Climate and Environment at EEF said: “In the last 20 years, UK manufacturers have reduced their emissions by nearly 40%. As an industry we know the importance of energy efficiency in maintaining the competitiveness of UK manufacturing.
Analysing the needs and demands of both the environmental and economy sectors this tendency is expected to spread widely creating a more measurable and predictable energy future.

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