Reduction in electricity demand due to energy efficiency policies in the 4-for-2°C Scenario

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In China, a combination of further lightening of MEPS, their wider adoption and, particularly, the imposition of requirements for energy management systems could considerably reduce electricity demand and thereby emissions from the currently carbon-intensive power generation sector (Figure 2.6). India, too, has considerable potential for emissions reductions through the use of more efficient industrial motors. At present, India has no MEPS for electric motors in industry and a highly carbonintensive power mix. The adoption of such standards in India is assumed in the 4-for-2 °C Scenario and lowers its emissions from the industry sector by about 55 Mt CO2-eq in 2020 (almost 40% of the projected abatement related to energy efficiency). While MEPS are an important instrument to encourage the use of more efficient industrial motor systems, there are barriers to their deployment, such as inadequate assessment of the actual service required and the complexity of motor systems. However, much has already been done to study policy opportunities and policy best practices in this area, paving the way for the swift and effective introduction of this measure.10 This results in widespread adoption of more efficient industrial motor systems in the 4-for-2 °C Scenario. --- Source : IEA - Four energy policies can keep the 2 °C climate goal alive http://www.iea.org/newsroomandevents/pressreleases/2013/june/name,38773,en.html
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