Energy and climate change
Achieving more while reducing carbon emissions and using less resources
The energy dilemma
The fact is, we have to cut the world’s CO2 emissions in half by 2050. However, energy demand – a major source of CO2 emissions – will double by that date. Renewable energy sources are mandatory but not enough to change the energy mix today.
To find out, let’s take a look at the world in 2030
The most effective solution: energy management
As energy demands escalate from all aspects of our global society, the most acute pain point is that for every three units of energy created at the power plant, only one makes it to the point of use at the plug. It follows that the war on waste - a focus on ‘negawatts’, or megawatts not used - will most likely deliver the best returns for businesses and residences.
of world’s CO2 emissions reduction will come from end-use efficiency by 2030
(Source International Energy Agency 2009)
By implementing integrated energy management solutions in industrial, commercial, or residential buildings today, we can save up to 30% of three quarters of the world’s final energy consumption. This is Schneider Electric’s focus.