In a recent report published by the International Energy Agency (IEA) Energy Efficiency Market Report 2015 it states that more than 870m tonnes of carbon emissions have been prevented since 1990 due to energy efficiency investments.
The new report reveals that a cumulative 10 billion tonnes of carbon emissions have been avoided over the last 25 years, roughly equivalent to current annual emissions by all IEA member countries.
IEA analysis shows energy efficiency to be the most effective tool to reduce energy sector carbon emissions, accounting for more than 40% of the required reductions to limit global warming to 2 degrees centigrade.
The new findings make clear that energy efficiency improvements have effectively been rolling back the clock on carbon emissions, not only reducing emissions, but also saving on consumers’ energy bills.
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