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Energy efficiency key to lowering cost of renewables push - EECA

Gavin Evans
Thu, 18 Jul 2019

By Gavin Evans July 18 (BusinessDesk) - A focus on energy efficiency will lower the cost of the country’s drive toward greater renewable energy use and may increase the scale of emission reductions achieved, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority says. Installing LED lighting, high-temperature heat pumps and electric motors with variable-speed drives could save the equivalent of 4,000 gigawatt-hours of electricity – about 10 percent of current annual demand. EECA says that would not only free up other renewable generation for...

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