Officials with event co-sponsor Danfoss said many ways to save energy are still available.
Even though last month’s
international conference on climate change ended without an agreement,
officials with event co-sponsor Danfoss said many ways to save energy are still
“While it’s true that the removal of political and
economic barriers would provide a significant boost to global energy
efficiency, it’s important to remember that many of today’s technologies
produce the desired effect - improving energy efficiency, saving money and
reducing carbon emissions in the process,” said Robert Wilkins, president of
Danfoss North America. “The increased emphasis on energy efficiency will
provide a boost for our industry, leading to both job creation and energy
savings. With the appropriate incentives, millions of old, inefficient
air-conditioning, heating and refrigeration systems in the field could be
replaced with today’s much more efficient equipment or tomorrow’s
super-efficient equipment being developed today utilizing variable frequency drive
While he acknowledged the failure of attendees of
the Dec. 7-18 meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, to come up with a replacement for
the 16-year-old Kyoto Protocol, the meeting was still a success, Wilkins added.
“While Copenhagen did not produce a legally-binding
global climate-change agreement, it certainly heightened awareness that energy
efficiency is the most viable way to reduce carbon emissions, while saving
money and reducing dependence on volatile foreign energy sources,” he said.
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