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Energy Efficiency

ENERGY EFFICIENCY 2035 GLOBAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION COULD GROW 33% FROM 2010-2035 2010 Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions could rise 20% by 2035. A GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on governments, businesses and civil society to double the global rate of improvements in energy efficiency. Equipment maintenance, Investing $170 billion annually in energy efficiency worldwide could generate an average rate of return of 17% thermostat 50% settings, and upgrades can reduce emissions up to 50% HOW DO WE GET THERE? APPLIANCES BUILDINGS Efficient building upgrades could save the annual energy consumption of the US, Russia, India and Africa combined More efficient appliances like TVs could save the equivalent of taking 48 million U.S. cars off the road for a year. The Empire State Building retrofit will reduce energy use by up to 40% Complying with national standards for 26 household appliance would have energy savings equal to 200 mid-sized power plants. LIGHTING Savings potential from efficient residential and services lighting is equal to the energy consumption of 60 million US homes. TRANSPORTATION Programs like fuel-efficiency requirements offer savings equivalent to half the annual global electricity consumption. Keeping your tires properly inflated can save 5% in overall vehicle fuel consumption. Shifting to CFLS could save $113 billion in avoided new coal-fired power plants. Since 2007, South Africa has distributed over 47 million CFL light bulbs creating demand savings of 1,958 Megawatts. INDUSTRY UTILITIES More efficient manufacturing and IT usage could save the equivalent annual energy consumption of -8% the EU and China combined. +5% Energy savings in Chinese, Indian and Russian industries accounted for a 48% reduction in Improving the efficiency of all coal-fired power plants by just 5%, would result in an 8% decrease in CO, emissions from the energy intensity power sector. SUSTAINABLE ENERGY IS POWERING the future we want. Sources: EIA, Department of Energy, McKinsey report, 2008 | UNF EE Fact Sheet, SG's Sustainable Energy for All Vision Statement 2011 | The World Bank | ASAP/ACEEE report | | SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR ALL

Energy Efficiency

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