Natural gas efficiency
Our energy demand increases each year as our population and wealth grow - we are using about 2% more energy each year. Making the most of our energy efficiency opportunities means we can reduce this growth in energy demand .
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Natural gas efficiency
Energy Efficiency, Natural gas Efficiency - Penghemat BBMOur energy demand increases each year as our population and wealth grow - we are using about 2%more energy each year. Making the most of our energy efficiency opportunities means we can reducethis growth in energy demand .Grow to dateThe latest data shows that New Zealands energy efficiency has been improving at 0.7% per annum overthe intermediate term from 1995 to 2007 (this includes the transport sector and is similar to other OECDeconomies).The energy efficiency upgrading has helped offset energy demand growth. About 34% of the increaseddemand for energy services was met through improvements in energy efficiency.Nearly two thirds of the efficiency gains came from the industrial and agricultural sectors, the balance isspread across the commercial, residential and passenger transport sectors.EECAs energy efficiency and conservation programmes contirbute to this reduction in energy use.Energy efficiency gains come from:Improvements in technologyBetter systems and processesBetter informationChanging behaviourBenefits from efficiency and conservation.Energy efficiency delivers many benefits:Generallyenergy costs are more affordable for businesses and familiesBusinesses are more productive with better international competitivenessWe have a more secure electricity systemWe reduce our carbon emissionsPeople are healthier from living in houses that are warmer and drierMore jobs are created.