Energy Efficiency is the least expensive form of energy available
The energy used to power the world we live in comes at a high cost ...both financial and environmental. Most of the electricity is consumed by the industries that produce natural resources, manufacture the goods we use, build and sustain our cities and our transportation infrastructure, produce, process and distribute the food we eat, and manage and process the waste we produce.
Much of electrical energy is still generated by burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas. This power generation is considered to be a leading contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are known to be the leading cause of Global Warming.
Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator This calculator is useful for understanding the impact of implementing energy-saving initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
At a recent seminar on Power Quality at Gent, Belgium, an accomplished professor explained that according to the European Copper Institute (ECI), the yearly electrical energy losses amount to levels in excess of 1,250 terawatt-hours (TWh), or more than 9% of the total global energy consumed. The energy lost could have served the electrical needs of around 365 million households in the western world.
“Anything else you’re interested in is not
going to happen if you can’t breathe
the air and drink the water.
Don’t sit this one out. Do something!
You are by accident of fate alive at an absolutely critical moment in the history of our planet”
– Carl Sagan
A recent comprehensive report on a modeling study released by Acadia Center– "Energy Efficiency : Engine of Economic Growth in Canada" concludes that savings generated by energy efficiency programs promote increased competitiveness and output among businesses and industry. This translates into significant economic growth and job creation potential. Every $1 spent on energy efficiency programs results in an increase in GDP of $5 to $8, the study reports.
Our world needs energy and can't function without it. Finding new ROI-driven ways to reduce waste and do more with less energy has become a moral imperative and a challenge for all of us.
The 1° Shift
Achieving a sudden 180° change in the global Energy Use Trajectory is not easy. However, we at Legacy EnerSave believe that even a 1° shift in attitude and behaviour can eventually lead us to a profound change. The journey to becoming more sustainable begins by helping people and organizations to become more aware and to have more positive choices for efficient energy use.Implementing Energy Efficiency and Demand Management measures helps to not only create a better, more sustainable world for future generations; it often produces one of the best economic benefits and the highest and most competitive ROI. back to top