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Focus on energy efficiency - the cleanest and cheapest eneergy is the one not used


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There is no doubt that we are facing all the catastrophic consequences of climate change, extreme temperatures, droughts, bushfires, sea rising, climate migrations, supply chain disruptions, and above all, climate justice where the people who emit the less are suffering the most.
There is only one solution for that, and it is climate action, which itself, covers an awful lot of actions we must do to avoid a final catastrophe
I will focus on energy efficiency, especially for companies of all kinds but the manufacturing sector in particular, as they are ones of the major consumers.
The vision is quite clear and simple:
The cleanest and the cheapest energy is the one that is not consumed – 0 energy waste.
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It is one big action for climate as logically, any energy consumption reduction always means emissions reduction as well so, in this course you will learn how to always consume the less energy possible from the cleanest one
The benefits of getting into energy efficiency not only provide you with emissions reduction which makes you more sustainable but also there is another big benefit coming out of it.
If you reduce your consumption, then your energy bill will be cheaper which will make your company more competitive.
Any wasted energy is like throwing money into the waste bin and of course, generating unnecessary emissions, having done the course, this will be always in your culture.
The course was designed by me when I was the energy champion at a big manufacturing foods facility from Unilever.
It is based on a very simple methodology and discipline that brings huge consumption reductions, always looking at inefficiencies, energy waste, and improvements, studying them, attacking them, and correcting them.

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The course is split into 3 chapters and as you see there, it starts with
The financial vision of energy efficiency, how paying attention to consumptions on invoices will drive cost and emissions reduction by reducing consumption, and how the financial department could lead the energy efficiency.
The finance department always manages all the information in the company, then the issue, is how to share this information with the company, making everybody aware of consumptions, emissions, and costs, provide to all the company with clear graphical information on actual consumption, compared with objectives and past years.

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As it is shown in the chart, the successful way for the company on energy efficiency must be by increasing and growing the business while always reducing energy consumption.
My proposal is to be leaders in energy efficiency, that is a clear task that needs to be led and I ask you, could the finance department lead the energy efficiency?, from my side the answer is clearly yes it could, and I am the prove to it.
Chapter 2 is the technical vision of energy efficiency.
Here, you’ll start calculating your footprint, create a valuable set of KPI’s, a measurement system, vital for energy efficiency, (you’ll get what you measure), the typology of energy loss, the consumption reduction steps, what is the model area, and many examples of loses detected per type, and the countermeasures applied with and without investments, calculating the ratio B/C and pay-back or ROI if there is an investment, finally on this chapter we will see the efficiency between different technologies.

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Chapter 3 The E.O.T. team (Energy Optimization Team)
In this chapter, we will see the governance of this project, what an E.O.T. is?, and how to create and manage it. who are the components? and what methodology does the team use?
This E.O.T. team is the heart of the energy efficiency approach in the company, which is totally focused, oriented, and in charge of applying the methodology and discipline.

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Chapter 4
Why do you need a Decarbonization Plan and how to create it?
· Guide you to the SBTi (Science Based Targets initiative) as the best way to make and show credible commitments.
· Greenwashing, what is it and why you should avoid it as both a company and consumer.

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How to get the course?
I’m providing the course for free, as my purpose and action plan on climate action is to help reduce consumption and emissions, thus, I’ve put my experience into the course and, I’m totally sure that the more you follow the methodology and discipline proposed, the more emissions will be cut.
This course is the translation into English from the original one that you’ll find in




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  • walter lungayi

    38 w

    This not only helps in reducing the catastrophic consequences of climate change but also brings economic benefits by saving on energy costs. Furthermore, it is essential to address the issue of climate justice, ensuring that the most vulnerable communities are supported in adapting to and mitigating the impacts of climate change.

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    • George Kariuki

      39 w

      Energy efficiency can help companies reduce their emissions and costs and is a key part of climate action.

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      • Jesús Bartolome

        39 w

        @george_kariuki Exactly, this is the message that some people should understand

      • rosebellendiritu

        39 w

        We are facing all these disasters simply because of our inactivity in doing and/or not turning to sustainable projects.

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        • Jesús Bartolome

          39 w

          @rosebellendiritu , indeed, sometimes we prefer to be at the comfort zone ignoring all the benefits we could gain out of a bit of work, let alone that there is no other posibility as there is no planet B

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