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870 million tonnes of CO² emissions saved in 2014 from energy efficiency

A report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) has found that a combined 870 million tonnes of CO² emissions were saved across 29 developed countries in 2014 as a result of energy-efficiency improvements.

The survey also revealed that a collective 10 billion tonnes of CO² emissions have been saved since 1990, which roughly equates to the current annual emissions of all 29 IEA members.

Along with the substantial environmental benefits, these energy-efficiency improvements have allowed IEA countries to save $80 billion in fossil fuel imports last year. For example, in avoiding $30 billion in energy imports, Germany enhanced its trade surplus by 12 per cent during 2014.

In order to avoid catastrophic climate change, the United Nations has stated that global temperature rise must be kept below two degrees. The IEA has predicted that, to achieve this target, 40 per cent of CO² emissions reductions must come from energy efficiency. So how is this achieved?

Energy efficiency in developed countries is hugely dependent on the efforts of industries such as manufacturing, hospitality and agriculture. These sectors and many more rely on electric motor-powered processes, with the machines accounting for around 60 per cent of global electricity consumption.

Therefore, motor-driven applications have great potential for energy reduction, and Gibbons help businesses across all sectors achieve this with a range of high-performance electro-mechanical products. These include variable-speed drives, pumps, HVAC systems, humidification equipment and gearboxes, which we supply, install and maintain across the UK and beyond.

To discuss improving the energy efficiency of your application, call Gibbons on 01621 868138 or email

HVAC Services, Humidification, Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Pumps & Controls, Transmission Systems

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