Source:United Nations Environment Programme, Copenhagen (2016)
Globally the industrial sector is responsible for around one-quarter of total energy consumption, and in many countries it is concentrated in a small number of industrial facilities, making it relatively easy to identify the big energy consuming enterprises. Therefore, improving energy effciency in the industrial sector is being prioritised in many countries. Investment to improve industrial energy effciency can deliver large
energy savings, improved productivity, and reduced environmental pollution. However, in many cases information, fnancial, and regulatory barriers are continuing to prevent enterprises from fully realising the potential opportunities offered by improving energy effciency. A wide range of policies and programmes can be adopted to help overcome these barriers.
Sharing best practices, particularly various approaches towards policy making and success stories can help countries accelerate energy effciency improvement, and countries are interested to learn from international experiences in these areas. This book is aimed at supporting countries in industrial energy effciency policy making through sharing international experiences. It explains preconditions for successful implementation of policies and programmes while providing concrete examples. The overall objective is to stimulate joint actions from business, governments, and civil societies to help realise the SE4All goal of doubling the global energy effciency improvement rate by 203