Monthly Archives: June 2013

ENMAT Joins ESTA

 

ENMAT are delighted to announce that we have been approved as a member of ESTA (Energy Services and Technology Association).

Members of ESTA are the leading suppliers of the services, technology and products to help you design, construct, update, operate, and manage your facilities at a lower energy cost – improving sustainability and reducing CO2 emissions.

The Energy Services and Technology Association (ESTA) is the UK’s leading energy management industry association.  With over 25 years’ involvement in energy management, ESTA is a standard setter in the development of the industry.  We have a highly regarded and impressive track record of promoting our members’ interests at the highest levels in the UK, Europe and internationally.

 

Market knowledge

ESTA members provide:

  • unrivalled expertise and are best placed to provide independent advice to energy end-users;
  • market leading energy management products, technology and services;
  • significant levels of energy and carbon savings to energy end-users in the public and private sectors;
  • full ESCO (Energy Contracting) services which guarantee significant energy savings; and
  • in-depth knowledge of funding mechanisms for the purchase of energy and energy efficient products and services.

 

ESTA are members of:

  • PGES – Parliamentary Group for Energy Studies www.pges.org.uk
  • BEEF – British Energy Efficiency Federation, a grouping of energy efficiency organisations providing a regular forum with Governmen

 

 

http://www.en-mat.com/enmat-joins-esta

Energy Management Software Partnership

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If you’re an Energy/Carbon Management company that wants to provide an affordable Monitoring and Targeting Software solution to your customers please contact us today.

Our partners work in the same industry as us, so you can say we are very familiar with the services our Partners offer and the types of customers they have. Our primary business focus is Energy and Carbon Management Consultancy www.envantage.co.uk  and we work with a number of bodies/organisations such as the Carbon Trust http://www.carbontrust.com and The Energy Institutehttp://www.energyinst.org

Many Energy Management solutions have been developed by software companies that do not understand the Energy/Carbon Management Consultancy industry like we do. As we understand fully what Energy Managers need, consulting directly with customers, but also with partners/resellers, we have been able to produce an energy monitoring system that satisfies the industries’ requirements for relating energy management data in a way that is useful and both meaningful to users.

Energy Management Market ‘to Almost Double’ by 2020

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Worldwide spending on industrial energy management systems and services, including software components, will grow from $11.3 billion in 2013 to $22.4 billion in 2020, according to a study from Navigant Research.

That amounts to a compound annual growth rate of 10.3 percent, according to the report, titled Industrial Energy Management Systems. The North American market is the largest global region for IEMS revenues, but only by a slim margin over Europe.

A report released in September last year by Pike Research found that the smart building energy management systems market is to almost quadruple in size and be worth over $1 billion by 2020. Worldwide spending on these services – which include data acquisition and analytics, as well as building maintenance contracts – will grow from $291 million in 2012 to $1.1 billion by 2020, the report, titled Smart Building Managed Services, says.

Europe must cut emissions 55 per cent by 2030 to tackle carbon credit glut

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Greenpeace calls for major strengthening of 2030 emissions target, as European Commission seeks to shrink list of companies receiving free permits

The European Commission should aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions 55 per cent against 1990 levels by 2030 if it is to tackle the glut of allowances that has undermined the price of carbon in its flagship emissions trading scheme (ETS).

That is the conclusion of a major new Greenpeace-commissioned report, which examines the impact of the European Commission’s proposed 2030 climate and energy package, which is likely to be finalised by the end of this year.

The Commission has suggested it could target emissions reductions of 40 per cent by 2030, based on the EU’s 2011 roadmap that aims to deliver a low carbon economy by 2050.

But the new report, published yesterday, argues that much steeper cuts of around 49 per cent will be needed if the bloc is to remain on track towards its goal of 80 per cent cuts by 2050. Additionally, it argues that the current surplus of permits from the EU’s ETS, now representing around 1.7 billion tonnes of carbon, would mean even more demanding targets will be needed to stop polluters simply holding on to excess allowances and using them to continue to pollute through the 2020s.

As a result, Greenpeace is now calling on the Commission to up its ambition and set a 55 per cent carbon reduction target, which would both put the EU on track towards its 2050 goal and wipe out the surplus supply of credits in the ETS.

Greenpeace EU climate policy director Joris den Blanken said the 40 per cent proposal put forward by the Commission was “woefully inadequate”, given the impact of a failing ETS. If the EU fails to agree a short-term backloading plan to prop up the carbon price next month, the surplus is expected to grow to two billion tonnes by 2020, meaning that without later action to retire excess credits the market will continue to be dominated by over-supply through the 2020s.

“The EU needs a stricter 2030 target if it wants to keep the ETS alive and avoid the most severe effects of climate change,” he said.

Greenpeace’s proposals are closer to the UK’s plan to introduce a 50 per cent CO2 reduction target for 2030. However, unlike Greenpeace the UK has rejected proposals for a renewable energy target that would sit alongside the greenhouse gas goal.

The report comes just a day after the Commission revealed plans to reduce the number of sectors that receive free carbon allowances from 2020. The so-called Carbon Leakage List, which is designed to address industry concerns that the ETS will push up the cost of doing business in Europe prompting some firms to migrate overseas, currently includes 154 sectors and 16 sub-sectors for the period 2009-2014, including steel and cement.

Read more: 
http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2274160/europe-must-cut-emissions-55-per-cent-by-2030-to-tackle-carbon-credit-glut

Survey: IT managers approach to energy-based cost savings revealed

IT managers need to adopt an organisation wide approach to energy-based cost savings, a new survey has suggested.

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The result would be that savings can be re-allocated to the IT department, which would be a key enabler for change.

Respondents revealed that the most popular cost savings measures are ‘reducing IT power and cooling costs’ (20%) the introduction of PC energy management software (17%) and the introduction of virtualisation (16%).

But despite this view, the survey also showed a lack of enthusiasm because 27% said that energy-based cost savings ‘are not returned to my department’.

Often, the savings are returned to the facilities team, which pays the energy bill.

The results were independently analysed and reviewed by Richard Hadfield, education expert. Richard is currently working on various ICT projects with the Department of Education.

Hadfield commented: “from this survey it is very clear that energy cost saving and carbon footprint agendas are inextricably linked.

“Further effort must be apportioned to increase IT managers’ knowledge and awareness of the benefits that can be delivered via technology based solutions.”

$675 million in saved energy costs in 2012 thanks to LED lights

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) did a study of how much electricity was saved last year thanks to the use of LED in nine kinds of applications (various kinds of indoor lights, streetlights, etc). The numbers are very impressive: “In 2012, about 49 million LED lamps and luminaires were installed in the nine applications. LEDs in these markets saved approximately 71 trillion British thermal units (tBtu), equivalent to an annual energy cost savings of about $675 million”!

The DOE estimates that if the nine markets included in the estimate above were to switch to LEDs overnight, “annual source energy savings could approach 3,873 tBtu, or about 3.9 quadrillion Btu (quads)”. This would be the equivalent of about $37 billion in annual energy costs!

This amount represents approximately half of the total national lighting energy consumption in 2012, yet people wouldn’t be giving anything up – they’d still get just as much light – except for higher energy bills and pollution (CO2, particulate matter, mercury and other toxins, etc). Sounds like a good deal to me!

Via DOE