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Efficient use of energy

Quail, Francis J. (2009) Efficient use of energy. Transactions of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland. ISSN 0020-3289

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Abstract

World energy demand is projected to grow by more than 50% by 2030.[21] Improving energy efficiency is one of the most economical and short to medium term ways Scotland can reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases. Transportation and buildings, which account for two thirds of energy usage [16], consume far more than they need to, but even though there are many affordable energy efficient technologies that can save consumers money, current utilisation is small. To overcome this, the government must adopt policies that invest in research and development programs that target energy efficiency. Incentives schemes if properly implemented can stimulate and encourage energy efficiency which is one of Scotland's great hidden energy opportunities. This paper outlines the position of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland and makes recommendations for the Scottish Government by two separate means of improving energy efficiency; reducing wastage and providing the same end need using less energy.