Facts and figures are gathered from third-party sources such as the European Commission, the Polytechnic University of Milan and the Dutch Research Center Ecofys.
Although facts and figures speak for themselves, European industry is still unnecessarily wasting energy and losing money every minute it is operating.
The savings potential of industrial insulation is large and exists across all regions and sectors: it amounts to 620 PJ (equivalent to the energy consumption of 10 million households) and an annual CO2 reductions potential of 49 Mt (equivalent to the CO2 emissions of 18 million cars).
The Energy Efficiency Progress Report presented today by Vice-President Šefčovič shows that collective efforts of Member States correspond to only 17.6% primary energy savings, compared to projections for 2020.
“This shows - Andreas Gürtler, Foundation Director of EiiF, said today in Brussels – that if we don’t enhance our efforts we will miss the 20% energy efficiency target in 2020. The investment in cost-effective win-win solutions like industrial insulation is a must if we want to make the Energy Union a successful model for the energy transition. Industrial insulation is ready to deliver about 1% to achieve the 20% energy efficiency target for 2020.”
The European Industrial Insulation Foundation (EiiF) is a European non-profit foundation registered in Switzerland in 2009. The 58 EiiF members have operations across the 28 Member States of the European Union, employ over 55.000 people in Europe and have an aggregated annual turnover of about €14 billion. The Foundation has been set up to promote and establish the use of industrial insulation as a widely understood and accepted means of achieving sustainability. Since its foundation, the EiiF has established itself as a resource for governments and industries that need to reduce CO2 emissions and save energy - www.eiif.org.