‘Saving energy with less’
From the NYT article A new research project will look at the energy savings of different forms of cooling and air conditioning, from showerheads to bathrobes, and will assess the potential of solar power for energy efficiency.
The project, called “Saving Energy with Less”, is part of the Future of Energy initiative by the World Economic Forum.
It is part the World Energy Research Institute, which is chaired by John D. Foster of the University of Colorado Boulder and funded by a US Department of Energy grant.
The research is being carried out by researchers at the University.
The aim of the project is to “identify the most promising technologies for achieving sustainable energy transitions in the future”, and to identify “best practices in how energy technologies are developed and commercialised in the global context”, according to the WERI website.
The researchers are also using the new technology to develop “energy savings scenarios for various applications, such as water treatment and cooling of homes, for example”.
The project is aimed at helping governments and companies “develop energy efficiency strategies and strategies for adapting to future climate change, to better manage climate change impacts on people and communities, and to meet the requirements of the growing global economy”.
According to the project’s website, the research team will examine “all aspects of energy efficiency, from cooling to air conditioning”, and will analyse how “solar energy generation and storage systems” and “smart home technologies” can be combined “to improve energy efficiency”.
A study last year found that solar power is “one of the most affordable ways to reduce the need for electricity” in the UK, which will help offset the impact of the “green energy crisis”.
Solar energy is “the cheapest, cleanest and most environmentally friendly form of energy in use today”, the report found.
The report also said that “the UK’s energy needs will increase substantially as demand for electricity grows, and demand for energy from renewables will increase rapidly”.
The researchers behind the project have identified “many promising opportunities for solar energy” to “save money, help to lower carbon emissions and improve energy security” in future.
It also said: “Solar power could help to cut energy demand for homes and businesses, help mitigate climate change by reducing demand for carbon dioxide, and contribute to a greener future”.
“The future of energy is here, it’s here now, we need to take advantage of it” “Energy efficiency is the most sustainable way to meet our energy needs and is becoming increasingly relevant to the way we live, work and play.
This is a good time to start investing in the energy efficiency sector,” said Mr Foster.
“We’re seeing a new generation of companies and organisations investing in renewable energy and developing new technologies that can help to tackle climate change.”
“If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, or increase energy efficiency or even to reduce electricity use, this is the time to invest in energy efficiency technologies,” he said.