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Decarb Europe, spotlight on low-carbon solutions
18 Sep 2017

The European Copper Institute has led an impressive communication campaign around the existing technologies which can support the decarbonisation of the European economy. The Decarb Europe campaign was carried by 12 organisations, including 8 technology partners and 2 media.

10 technologies to support the mutation of our energy system

The 120 pages report was launched in May and received a lot of attention on social media. Decarb Europe presents 10 mature technical solutions to reduce our GHG emissions. The featured technologies are:

  1. Electromagnetic process
  2. Solar thermal
  3. Electric motor systems
  4. Cogeneration
  5. Wind power
  6. Energy management
  7. Building automation and controls
  8. Solar power
  9. Electric
  10. Vehicles Heat pumps

For each section, the report provides key figures, infographics, policy recommendations together with an interview of a key sector representative and real-scale application examples.

The European Copper Institute has led an impressive communication campaign around the existing technologies which can support the decarbonisation of the European economy. The Decarb Europe campaign was carried by 12 organisations, including 8 technology partners and 2 media. 10 technologies to support the mutation of our energy system The 120 pages report was launched in May and received a lot of attention on social media. Decarb Europe presents 10 mature technical solutions to reduce our GHG emissions. The featured technologies are: 1. Electromagnetic process 2. Solar thermal 3. Electric motor systems 4. Cogeneration 5. Wind power 6. Energy management 7. Building automation and controls 8. Solar power 9. Electric Vehicles 10. Heat pumps For each section, the report provides key figures, infographics, policy recommendations together with an interview of a key sector representative and real-scale application examples.

Supporting EU leadership on climate action…

“The European Union’s leadership on climate change relies on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from energy-intensive sectors, and equally all the way down their respective value chains” says Bernard Respaut, Chief Executive of European Copper Institute, “This campaign is a wake-up call for action: To reach reductions that will keep us well below 2 degrees Celsius as stipulated at the CoP21 in Paris 2015, we need structured support for the full decarbonisation of technologies to foster economic growth and to consolidate EU leadership on addressing climate change globally. This unique campaign provides a cross-sector roadmap that is not limited to a single technology.”

… and EU energy competitiveness

The report focuses on mature technologies which are competitive and can deliver positive economic benefits. For example, you can learn that new technologies can reduce the global energy demand of motor systems by 20-30% with short payback periods. A Life-Cycle Analysis of conventional electric motors reveals that CAPEX is only 3% of the total costs of the device! Or even that cogeneration leads to energy savings in the range of 15 to 40% in comparison with separate production of heat and power.

The Decarb Europe report is far from being exhaustive and many are looking forward to the next steps of this exciting campaign.

The report is available on the Leonardo Energy website: http://www.leonardo-energy.org/microsite/1046

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