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Start Smart on Climate with Energy Efficiency

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The McKinsey Global Institute has released a report on energy productivity and energy demand. The report concludes that by aggressively pursuing energy efficiency and efforts to curb the demand for energy, “the worldwide energy consumption rate could be cut by more than half over the next 15 years.”

To read the report, you have to be a registered user with McKinsey.com, but today’s New York Times has run an article that sums it up well. Energy Star

A few highlights of the article are that:

  • The findings are based on what is possible with technologies that already exist.
  • Energy efficiency is a “start smart” approach to addressing climate change, as climatologist Stephen H. Schneider puts it.

And don’t forget about the Supreme Court case, Massachusetts v. EPA, whose opening statements are heard today. The coincidence of the court case and the report’s release underscores both the growing awareness of the urgent need to act on global warming and the fact that smart solutions exist today.

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5 Responses to Start Smart on Climate with Energy Efficiency

  1. [...] Over the weekend, an excellent editorial on energy efficiency appeared in the Washington Post. And while Climate Progress has previously blogged on the Mckinsey report the piece discusses, any time the major media publishes one of their rare articles on energy efficiency, it deserves attention and praise. [...]

  2. [...] Solutions exist now. Clean energy has been found to save energy costs. We have to pursue energy efficient technologies. As previously noted, in the McKinsey report and the blog, energy efficiency could save millions and it’s already sitting at our doorsteps. [...]

  3. joop boer says:

    Within 5 years I made my house a zero energy house, by insulation measures, installation of PV panels, doing away with my TV & fridge.
    Further I became a vegan, drive no car, buy all my things in second hand shops, grow almost all my foof by myself: much cheaper and more fun. Holidays i do on feet or by bike.
    So i show it’s so easy to reduce your fossil energy consumption to zero

  4. msn nickleri says:

    Within 5 years I made my house a zero energy house, by insulation measures, installation of PV panels, doing away with my TV & fridge.
    Further I became a vegan, drive no car, buy all my things in second hand shops, grow almost all my foof by myself: much cheaper and more fun. Holidays i do on feet or by bike.
    So i show it’s so easy to reduce your fossil energy consumption to zero

  5. online game says:

    Clean energy has been found to save energy costs. We have to pursue energy efficient technologies. As previously noted, in the McKinsey report and the blog, energy efficiency could save millions and it’s already sitting at our doorsteps.