Energy efficiency a cheap way to slash emissions

I read an interesting article at the end of last year that was well researched.  It certainly confirmed my experience to date in the sector.  Take for example this statement about commercial buildings:

“In commercial buildings, energy efficiency retrofits routinely achieve energy savings of 40-50 per cent.”

And the statement about ‘negative cost’ of energy efficiency is really interesting:

“Last year McKinsey & Co ranked carbon abatement strategies from cheapest to dearest, and showed many energy efficiency strategies have a negative cost – that is, they make you money. In the commercial property sector, for example, McKinsey says we can save $130 for each tonne of carbon dioxide pollution avoided.”

You can read the full article on The Age website.

http://www.theage.com.au/business/energy-efficiency-a-cheap-way-to-slash-emissions-20091127-jx5n.html

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