Traditionally the benefits of energy efficiency have been focused on energy demand reduction and lower greenhouse gas emissions. However, there are many other areas in which clear benefits of energy efficiency have been documented.
Energy efficiency is in fact a major energy resource. Macroeconomists have stated that energy efficiency is the surest energy supply that exists. It could even be described as the largest or “first” fuel.
The high temperature industry is very energy intensive, so reducing energy consumption makes good business sense. In part 1 we look at furnaces, boilers, steam and process control. In part 2 we will cover process utilities, motors & drives, industrial buildings, and energy management. And in part 3 we will consider the innovative concept of electromagnetic processing of materials (EPM), which provides significant opportunities for saving primary energy and reducing carbon emissions in industrial thermal processes.
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Angelo Baggini (University of Bergamo)
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Copper and copper alloys in railway systems
Saving an amount of energy equivalent to Germany’s annual electricity consumption might sound far-fetched. But it’s possible through the adoption of higher efficiency distribution transformers.
Distribution transformers are essential components on electricity’s long journey from the power station to the consumer. They reduce the high voltage of electric current from a power line to a lower voltage for use in industrial, commercial or domestic applications (Figure 1).
Energy Potential Mapping is an advanced 3D technique developed at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands to help cities create a sustainable Energy Master Plan. As such it might plug a gap in current EU energy policy.
Cities depend on energy
After the basic needs for human survival – air, drinking water and food – energy is the most quintessential element for human society.