Waste Not, Want Not

Quong, Andrea
May 2007
Red Herring;5/28/2007, Vol. 4 Issue 17/18, p11
Trade Publication
The article deals with the report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on May 4, 2007, which highlighted energy efficiency technologies in managing everything from lighting and household appliances to power plants. According to the report, it is often more cost-effective to invest in end-use energy efficiency improvement than in increasing energy supply to satisfy demand for energy services. The IPCC estimates that to keep emissions to the carbon dioxide equivalent of 445 parts per million in 2030, the most stringent target, would come at a slight cost to the world economy, reducing global gross domestic product by less than 3 percent.


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