Policy pathways series

Optimising energy use in industry is essential to improve industrial competitiveness and achieve wider societal goals such as energy security, economic recovery and development, climate change mitigation and environmental protection. More »»

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IEA analysis shows that substantial opportunities to improve industrial energy efficiency exist. Overall potential energy savings in the industrial sector in 2010 amount to at least 26 EJ per year by 2030, or the current annual electricity consumption of the United States and China combined. 

Much of this potential can be captured through policies for promoting use and optimisation of energy-efficient industrial equipment and systems, and improving overall efficiency through energy management.

Related material: 

Policy Pathways: Modernising Building Energy Codes (2013) and (Turkish version)

Policy Pathways: Energy Management Programmes for Industry – Gaining through Saving (2012)
The Boardroom Perspective: How Does Energy Efficiency Policy Influence Decision Making in Industry? (2011)
Energy-Efficiency Policy Opportunities for Electric Motor-Driven Systems (2011)
Walking the Torque (2011)
Energy Management Action Network (EMAK) (2009)
Assessing Measures of Energy Efficiency Performance and their Application in Industry (Russian version)
Tracking Industrial Energy Efficiency and CO2 Emissions (2007)

See also: EMAK and Energy Business Council