IEC Calls For Global Energy-Efficiency Taskforce

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is calling for a global taskforce to coordinate technology-based energy-efficiency initiatives in an effort to increase coherence, and reduce duplication and wasted time. The IEC recently launched its white paper, “Coping with the Energy Challenge”, detailing its outline how the energy chain needs to be altered to achieve ambitious carbon emission reduction targets of 20% by 2020.

President of the IEC, Jacques Regis, commented, “Business as usual is no longer an option, we need to fundamentally change how we generate and consume energy. The IEC calls for a coordinated effort to reach emission targets. All stakeholders need to work together on a planetary scale to reduce currently occurring duplications and ensure better outcomes for technology-based climate change initiatives. A key element to achieving those emission targets will be the broad adoption of the concept of smart electrification. While as an organization we have always delivered the underlying frameworks needed to enable the roll-out of energy-efficient technologies, we must now broaden our scope to include a systems approach on a global scale and achieve a closer cooperation with governments and regulatory bodies.

"A coordinated, global taskforce for the entire energy chain is urgently needed, and in it, the IEC can leverage its access to close to 10,000 experts and 162 participating countries. Together with our partners we can ensure that every technology-based energy efficiency initiative has a solid technical foundation and demonstrates a smarter use of energy.”

The white paper focuses on the potential for “smart electrification” to help meet the challenge of a growing global population, diminishing natural energy supplies and the need to reduce carbon emission levels. Through its assessment of the entire energy chain – from generation to distribution, consumption and storage – the IEC uses a projection model to identify future standardization needs over the next 20 years.

Further information and for copies of the White Paper, please e-mail Gabriela Ehrlich at geh@iec.ch.

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