As automakers focus on emissions from their cars, more and more they’re also looking into the emissions from their factories and other operations to help reduce the life-cycle emissions from their cars. Running factories on renewable energy can help off-set some of the additional energy required to build large batteries for electric cars.
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Like these car manufacturers, Ecogate helps your company reduce its overall emissions by significantly reducing the amount of electricity you use on your shop floor.
Global carbon dioxide emissions are over 30 gigatonnes annually.
Carbon dioxide accounts for over 80% of overall emissions.
Ecogate systems save our clients and the environment more than 64 million kWh per year. That’s enough to power all the data centers in the US for 7 hours and is equivalent to over 450,000 metric tons of CO2.
Since Ecogate’s inception in 1997, we have helped our clients save more than 292 million kWh or 2.1 million metric tons of CO2, These savings alone are enough to power the Mall of America for 1.6 years.
For comparison, Tesla Motors as the largest manufacturer of electric automobiles in the world have saved over 3.5 million metric tons of CO2 since their inception in 2003.
Ecogate and Tesla combined have saved over 5.6 million metric tons of CO2
The report examines the opportunities for improving global energy efficiency to 2040, and finds that efficiency gains alone could allow the world to extract twice as much economic value from the energy it uses compared to today. Doing so would reduce energy bills for consumers by more than $500 billion dollars per year, lower energy imports and cut air pollution in cities – a key issue for many countries.
Per the report, industry could produce nearly twice as much value per unit of energy by 2040 through efficiency improvements. However, to realize these opportunities, average annual energy efficiency investment would need to double to 2025 and then double again to 2040. Per the report, all the needed investment opportunities are highly cost-effective and would bring significant economic benefits.