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Europe’s biggest sources of carbon emissions revealed

The largest contributors to carbon emissions in Europe have been announced by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The statistics published by the OECD placed the energy industry (31 per cent) as Europe’s biggest producer of CO2 emissions, followed by manufacturing and households with 22 per cent each. Here are the figures in full:

  • Energy 31%
  • Households 22%
  • Manufacturing 22%
  • Transportation and storage 12%
  • Other 5%
  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2%
  • Construction 2%
  • Wholesale and retail trade 2%
  • Mining and quarrying 1%
  • Water supply 1%

One thing these sectors all have in common is that they each depend on electric motors of varying sizes to drive equipment such as pumps, fans and conveyors.

Motor-driven applications account for around 60 per cent of global electricity consumption and therefore have enormous potential for energy reduction. For decades Gibbons Engineering Group has assisted businesses across all sectors in reducing their CO2 emissions and saving money by supplying a range of energy-efficient electro-mechanical products such as variable-speed drives, pumps, HVAC systems and gearboxes.

In addition, we provide vital services such as energy audits and preventative maintenance in order to identify areas where energy-efficiency improvements could be made.

If you’re interested in improving the energy efficiency of your application or process, give Gibbons a call on 01621 868138 or email and one of our expert engineers will be happy to help.

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