Closing the Gap: GEF Experiences in Global Energy Efficiency by Ming Yang

By Ming Yang

Energy potency performs and should proceed to play a major position on the planet to save lots of power and mitigate greenhouse gasoline (GHG) emissions. besides the fact that, little is understood on how a lot extra capital can be invested to make sure utilizing power successfully appropriately, and intensely little is understood which sub-areas, applied sciences, and international locations shall in attaining greatest greenhouse gasoline emissions mitigation consistent with buck of funding in power potency around the world.

Analyzing accomplished and slowly relocating strength potency tasks through the worldwide atmosphere Facility in the course of 1991-2010, Closing the space: GEF reports in worldwide power potency evaluates affects of multi-billion-dollar investments on the earth strength potency. It covers the next components:

1. Reviewing the realm power potency funding and disclosing the worldwide strength potency hole and marketplace limitations that reason the gap;

2. Leveraging inner most money with public cash and different assets in power potency investments; utilizing those money in tangible and intangible asset investments;

3. funding effectiveness in money in line with metric ton of CO2 emissions mitigation in 10 strength potency sub-areas;

4. significant boundaries inflicting failure and abandonments in power potency investments;

5. Quantification of direct and oblique CO2 emissions mitigations in and out a venture boundary; and

6. class and estimation of CO2emissions mitigations from tangible and intangible asset investments.

Closing the distance: GEF reports in worldwide power potency can function a guide for policymakers, undertaking traders and executives, and venture implementation practitioners wanting benchmarks in strength potency undertaking investments for decision-making. it may possibly even be utilized by scholars, researchers and different pros in universities and learn associations in technique improvement for comparing strength potency initiatives and courses.

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References GEF (2003). Strategic approach to enhance capacity building, GEF information paper, December 2003. pdf. GEF (2010). 3, Retrieved October 28, 2010. GEF (2011a). C. Retrieved January 2011. GEF (2011b). C. Retrieved October 2011. IEG (2010). Phase II: The Challenge of low-carbon development: Climate change and the World Bank group, ISBN-13:978-0-8213-8653-8, e-ISBN-13:978-08213-8654-5, DOI: 1596/978-0-8213-8653-8. C. International Energy Agency (IEA) (2006). World Energy Outlook, ISBN: 92-6410989-7, Paris, France.

Some GEF projects M. 1007/978-1-4471-4516-5_1, Ó World Bank 2013 1 2 1 Introduction have direct CO2 emissions mitigation impacts and some have indirect emissions reduction effects. On the basis of analyzing the 49 completed GEF energy efficiency projects, and the 65 that for various reasons were dropped or cancelled, this book presents an analysis of the GEF’s 20 years of experiences in closing the energy efficiency gap in developing countries. 1 Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Energy Efficiency In this book, climate change is defined as a statistically significant variation in either the mean state of the climate or in its variability, persisting for an extended period (typically decades or longer) (IPCC 2001).

2010) (Fig. 2). If other sectors are considered, the saving potential would be more than 20 %. A review of the IEA literature on the potential for energy efficiency improvements in the past and the future demonstrates that energy efficiency potentials in selected IEA/OECD countries from 1975 to 2030 would be within a range of 20–50 %. 3 illustrates the range of possibilities and is expressed as the percentage of energy that could be saved over the total final energy consumption from 1975 to 2030.

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