The EU adopted an Energy Efficiency Directive in 2012 that applies to all the EU member nations. The Directive establishes a set of binding measures to help the EU reach its 20% energy efficiency target by 2020. Under the Directive, all EU countries are required to use energy more efficiently at all stages of the energy chain from its production to its final consumption.
It is obvious that no one wants, or expects, the European economy to shrink by 20% by 2020, hence this Directive is clearly aimed at eliminating energy waste and increasing energy efficiency; the core tenet of Suresense business strategies.
Of course, across all the country states in the EU conditions vary considerably, with each country ratifying the directive but choosing how to add their efforts to improve energy efficiency and increase their use of renewable energy sources.
It is accepted across the EU that energy efficiency is the best way to allow economic growth to continue, while reducing CO2 emissions enabling Europe to meet the challenges of Climate Change, higher energy costs and energy security.
Across the region, Europe as a whole produces around 30% of its power from renewables, which is above the global norm, but there are wide differences country to country. Renewable energy produced within the EU has increased overall by 73.1 % between 2004 and 2014, an average increase of 5.6 % per year.
Both power consumption and carbon emissions have begun to fall in Europe, but the 2020 targets are ambitious, but there are government initiatives and often grant funding schemes in many countries to enable this trend to continue.
Suresense are active throughout Europe; one of the great benefits is their cutting edge products and their practical knowledge based on decades of experience can provide a relatively quick ROI in financial terms, in reducing energy waste and in reducing carbon emissions.
Building refurbishments and new-build legislation may take decades to pay back but Suresense products and solutions that improve energy efficiency in motors and lighting systems can show an immediate improvement – which can be seen and measured by Eniscope technology supplied by Suresense making the 2020 targets more achievable.
Against a background of future rising energy costs, Suresense products also allow businesses to become more energy efficient and therefore more competitive in their market place.
For more information about Suresense products and Eniscope Real-time energy monitoring please simply contact us.