Technologies and Policies to Improve Energy Efficiency in Industry

TitleTechnologies and Policies to Improve Energy Efficiency in Industry
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsLynn K Price
Date Published03/2008
InstitutionLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
KeywordsChina, China Energy, China Energy Group, energy analysis and environmental impacts department, industrial energy efficiency, policies, policy studies
Abstract

The industrial sector consumes nearly 40% of annual global primary energy use and is responsible for a similar share of global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Many studies and actual experience indicate that there is considerable potential to reduce the amount of energy used to manufacture most commodities,concurrently reducing CO2 emissions. With the support of strong policies and programs, energy-efficient technologies and measures can be implemented that will reduce global CO2 emissions. A number of countries, including the Netherlands, the UK, and China, have experience implementing aggressive programs to improve energy efficiency and reduce related CO2 emissions from industry. Even so, there is no silver bullet and all options must be pursued if greenhouse gas emissions are to be constrained to the level required to avoid significant negative impacts from global climate change.

LBNL Report Number

LBNL-710E