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The World in 2030 with or without Energy Efficiency

“Energy efficiency is the most important single future source of energy to supply the growing energy demand and to protect the climate. Being energy efficient in industry, mobility and housing will offer the biggest potential to use energy more efficient.”

Everybody try to be convinced of this point. But what would be our future with or without Energy Efficiency? Energy consumption and CO2 emissions should both increase by more than 50% in 2030.

In this straightforward and educational video podcast by BASF, you’ll find comprehensive practical examples of Energy Conservation Measures in manufactories, transport, household and some convincing key messages.

Transports Emissions - European Commission

Understand energy challenges in transports with 4 figures

Transports Emissions - European Commission

In the European Union, the transport sector is responsible for 31% of the energy consumption and for 21% of the GHG community emissions excluding aviation.

The evolution of the industrialised countries’ cities which currently gather the essential of human activities, has reinforced the concentration of the population in urban centres (Currently, 80% of the European population is concentrated in urban areas).

This fact reinforced the increase of the transport pollution up to 40% of greenhouse gases in the cities. Despite the public transport offer, the use of individual vehicles such as cars remains frequent. By habit, comfort, independence, freedom, users abandon their personal vehicle with difficulty. In the city, we frequently observe thus problems of roadway saturation and increase of pollution of the air, etc.

EU Public Transport

Can we do Energy Efficiency in public transport?

EU Public Transport


Population in European cities increases more and more and so the dependence to infrastructures to travel. In a context of urban sprawl confronted to the double effect of fuel prices increase and new working hours, the treatment of mobility constitutes a fundamental component of our territories attractiveness, as seen in a previous post. Energy Efficiency in public transport is a key leverage to improve attractivity.

The question of mobility is also asked in environmental terms; public transit networks are tremendous tools to reduce CO2 emissions and local pollutions. The fight against global warming will be determining for the evolution of transport.


How the Energy Efficiency Directive boosts a European Standard for Energy Audits



There are many different standards around the world in terms of Energy Audits. But as far as I know, none of them provide a comprehensive transparent scheme both for energy services companies (ESCOs) and customers whatever the assets is. The 2012 European Energy Efficiency Directive provides a incentivising legal framework to help one standard become a worldwide reference.

An energy audit is an important step (the first one) for an organisation willing to improve its Energy Efficiency, and reduce its energy consumption.