Improving energy efficiency. Improving the environment.
- To reduce CO2 emissions
Less is moreSmart energy begins with energy efficiency. Energy-efficient initiatives have been around for longer than renewable energy, but they´re still as relevant as ever. It really is a matter of common sense. When you save energy, you save CO2 emissions and pollutants. In fact, being efficient with energy and generating renewable energy have the same potential when it comes to reducing global CO2 emissions.
When you save energy, you also save money. Improved energy efficiency enables businesses to reduce costs and become more competitive. And households, saving money on energy bills, can choose to spend their money on other things.
Smarter use of green energy
Smart energy is also about using energy at the right time. As our production of wind and solar power is steadily increasing, we have to find ways to use energy effectively when it´s plentiful.
One way is to electrify more of the things we use in our everyday lives – for instance cars that run on electricity instead of petrol. Another way is to use more energy at times when green power is abundant and power prices are lower. It saves you money and helps move us towards a greener future. A third way is to install batteries in the grid to store renewable energy.
Re-thinking energy in these ways enables us all to use energy more intelligently, which can help build the sustainable cities and communities of the future.