Industries are using more than a third of the world energy today. Generally, the amount of energy being used will increase in time and progressively as the developing and underdeveloped countries embrace industrial production. Nonetheless, as these countries embrace industrial development, there will be an increased emission for greenhouse gases. Therefore, it deems fit forestalling this condition through enhancing industrial energy efficiency. Listed below are some prototypical ingenuities that will help increase or boost industrial energy efficiency.
First, there is need to enhance and embrace low carbon practices as well as energy saving policies for the industries. Governments are obligated with the responsibility of defining and implementing policies that will help industries enhance and maximize energy efficiency practices. Therefore, governments need to join hands with industrial production companies and ensure that they have embraced the policies.
Industries need to start using energy management systems (EMS). With the systems, industries will always understand ways and means of reducing the energy they have been using on a daily basis hence elevating energy efficiency. EMS, has always proved to help manage and reduce energy costs, increase productivity and energy efficiency. With EMS, a company will always be able to identify the imminent risks and manage them appropriately and strategically. Therefore, there is need to ensure that energy management systems are capitalized on.
The other initiative that will help enhance industrial energy efficiency is transparency and disclosure. Industries will always avail environmental risks and the best way to avail a solution is examining the levels of the risk. This is the first step to availing a reliable solution or strategy for managing the environmental risk. It is through transparency and disclosure that investors amongst other decision makers get to acquire data that helps them make reliable and amicable decisions.
Carbon pricing is the next ingenuity to consider. Companies have been using carbon pricing nowadays to acknowledge and manage energy efficient projects. Carbon prices should be featured in the future financial plans for the company.
It is appropriate for companies and industries to employ and enhance benchmarking. The cost of energy is increasing and will continue to increase in any part of the world. There is a lot of money being saved through energy efficiency. Therefore, benchmarking is inevitable where a company wants to make achievement and garner facts on how to reduce their energy cost.
Industrial energy efficiency policies should be developed and implemented. An industry could choose to use a renewable energy system which helps lower the carbon economy. Therefore, companies should always borrowing ideas from other companies.