Energy efficiency and renewable energy sources (RES) -17/02/2015
Energy efficiency and renewable energy sources (RES) are among the main challenges of the next years. In particular, while RESs suffer policy and legislative decisions – such as the progressive reduction of incentives – energy efficiency represents a great opportunity usually with high profitability.
This scenario is confirmed by the “Energy Efficiency Market Report 2014” of IEA (International Energy Agency); according to IEA investments aimed to reduce energy consumption and increase energy efficiency are currently higher than solar and wind ones (310 USD versus 213). Furthermore, energy efficiency represents about 40% of greenhouse gas reduction potential at a cost of less than 60€/tCO2e.
Investments for Energy Efficiency and RES are distributed across several sectors: buildings, domestic appliances, transportation and the industrial sector. Many governments have emphasized opportunities related to their exploitation as a way to stimulate economies; on the supply-side of the market, this is a strong challenge that can be captured with new business models and new funding approaches.
The event is promoted by the ALaRI Institute, Faculty of Informatics, Università della Svizzera italiana and by the CP Start-Up (USI – SUPSI Start-up Promotion Centre), partners of the AlpEnMAT project.