05.06.2012 - Natural Sciences Sector

Kickoff of the Energy Globe Best Practice Action Week

Under the patronage of UNESCO and in cooperation with UNEP and UNIDO, Energy Globe is starting an unprecedented global online campaign focused on energy efficiency and best practices on 5 June 2012.

As partner of the U.N., we have intentionally chosen 5 June, World Environment Day, as kickoff day for this campaign’, says Wolfgang Neumann, Energy Globe founder and campaign organizer, in commenting on his latest project intended to offer practical solutions focusing on the two areas of energy efficiency and sustainability, by showcasing 151 individual countries and their Energy Globe projects selected from an amazing 6000 different entries.

In addition, two easy-to-use and reliable online tools for energy optimization and solar power generation will offer users a great overview of where, how, and how much energy can be saved or even generated on an individual basis.

While industrial countries are striving towards increased energy efficiency, there are areas in the world where life is characterized by energy poverty. But there are solutions out there. All Energy Globe projects are about access to energy, using renewable energy, innovative ways to generate energy, increased efficiency and the careful and intelligent use of our resources, such as water. These projects are showcased on the website, showing how aluminum cans save lives and how toxic coffee sludge is turned into clean biofuel; why low-energy houses are ‘hot items’ in Afghanistan and ducks are swimming for better organic farming in Asia; how solar power brings prosperity to villagers; how some computers are capable of sniffing CO2, how cellular mobile telecommunication is becoming ‘green’, how long-lost water reservoirs are now rediscovered and put back into use, how business enterprises can optimize their energy balance, and much, much more.

The energy challenges industrial countries are up against, however, are different. This is why Energy Globe designed two online tools because, honestly, do you know exactly how much energy your household uses? Or what you can do with exactly one kilowatt/hour of electricity? How better insulation, new windows or a new boiler could lower your electricity or heating bill, or how the sun could become your new electricity supplier? Now you can check with these tools! Build and renovate your house online and find out how everyone in the world can produce energy for this Best Practice Week. Or submit your own sustainable project…

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