Rising consumption causes higher CO2 emissions.
The most recent estimates on the amount of global CO2 emitted into the atmosphere, as a direct consequence of energy consumption, show an increase from 31.6 Gton/year in 2013 to over 44 Gton/year in 2040, absent regulatory interventions. Such an increase would seriously put environmental sustainability at risk.
AREAS OF INTERVENTION TO CURB CO2
- END-USE EFFICIENCY 53
- OTHER 47
Energy efficiency represents the main intervention to curb CO2.
According to the 2015 report of the International Energy Agency, if we consider the total number of possible areas of intervention for curbing CO2 emissions, 53% derives from the energy efficiency of products used by end users. More efficient products can contribute to substantially reducing the forecast increase in annual emissions.
80% of residential energy consumption is for thermic comfort.
Thermic comfort is particularly important in residential energy consumption. An average, final energy consumption for domestic heating represents approximately 67% of total consumption, and increases up to 80% if energy consumption for water heating is considered.