Industrial insulation ready to deliver significant contributions to the Energy Union and the Paris Climate Deal goal
On 18 November 2015 -the same day of the presentation of the first State of the Energy Union- we launched the new infographic #industrialinsulation delivers. It outlines the multiple benefits that industry and governments can gain from implementing sustainable industrial insulation solutions.
With its main message as clearly and simply as “industrial insulation delivers”, the brochure (available in EN, DE, FR, ES and IT) enumerates and presents with figures and facts the six main deliveries of insulation, urging action to prevent industry from wasting energy and losing money unnecessarily. 1. Competitiveness 2. Rapid Payback 3. Energy Security 4. CO2 Emissions Reduction 5. Energy Efficiency 6. Safety
All the facts and figures were collected from third-party sources such as the European Commission, the Polytechnic University of Milan and the Dutch Research Center Ecofys.
With all this proof and best practice examples at hand it is unjustifiable that the multiple benefits of industrial insulation are still and widely overlooked by European industry. Research and case studies underline how European plants are unnecessarily wasting energy and emitting avoidable tonnes of CO2 every minute they are operating. Moreover, with payback times of 1 to 2 years only, industry is first of all wasting money.
But besides the untapped benefits for industry, it was just a few days ago that nearly 200 nations signed the Paris Climate Deal limiting global warming to 1.5 °C. This is, in a global perspective, why we can no longer go on with this worldwide (energy) mismanagement of production processes. Today we have already hit 1 °C, and there is no time to lose: energy waste in industry has to be stopped now.
Furthermore, the Energy Efficiency Progress Report presented by the European Commission on 18 November 2015 shows that collective efforts of Member States correspond to only 17.6% primary energy savings, compared to projections for 2020.
This shows that in addition to the Paris Climate Deal we urgently have to enhance our efforts or Europe is going to miss its self-set 20% energy efficiency target in 2020. The investment in cost-effective win-win solutions like industrial insulation is more than ever a must as it will definitely payback by delivering about 1% (just insulation) to finally achieve the European 20% energy efficiency target set for 2020.
Best Available Technologies like industrial insulation are ready to deliver significant contributions to the Energy Union and the Paris Climate Deal goal of 1.5 °C, let’s use them.