Energy Efficiency & Management
Engineering News|December 09, 2016

Importance of energy efficiency highlighted at DoE conference.

Simone Liedtke

The importance of energy efficiency as part of policy is increasing in many countries, subsequently making it important to develop and maintain well founded indicators to better inform policymaking.

This is according to Department of Energy (DoE) clean energy chief director Mokgadi Modise, who spoke at the eleventh yearly energy efficiency conference that was held last month at Emperors Palace, in Kempton Park.

“Information gained from these indicators will help policymakers to set energy efficiency targets and track progress towards these targets.”

Modise further elaborated in her speech, titled ‘Energy efficiency strategy, management, reporting and monitoring, and overview of carbon offset system’ that, energy use was expected to be reduced by 49% by 2030, provided all government departments, businesses and members of the public acted in the way they should regarding energy efficiency.

“Within this commitment, we make sure that we reduce energy use in undertaking the scenarios from the International Energy Agency perspective.

This includes the projected 15% reduction from upstream methane reductions, 9% reduction from reducing inefficient coal, 17% reduction from investment in renewable solutions and another 10% will be from fossil-fuel subsidy reform,” she said.

The National Energy Efficiency Strategy 

Modise pointed out that the first version of the DoE’s National Energy Efficiency Strategy was released in 2005 and ended in 2015.

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