United for Efficiency recently welcomed six new Partners to its global Initiative to reduce 2030 electricity consumption by 10 percent by using more energy-efficient products. These new Partners include the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Advanced Cooling Challenge, BASE, Energy Efficiency Services Limited of India, the International Institute for Energy Conservation, Neonlite (Megaman) and the Carbon Trust. Our new Partners have a wealth of experience in activities related to energy-efficient products, markets and financing and will significantly strengthen the initiative.
Partners contribute to the success of the United for Efficiency initiative in a variety of ways: providing funding for specific activities, as well as technical expertise, market intelligence, project development input and outreach support. There are now over 30 Partners including manufacturers, intergovernmental organisations, environmental groups, like-minded initiatives and academic institutions.
“We are very pleased to welcome our new Partners, and look forward to collaborating with them to support developing countries and emerging economies to transform their markets to more energy-efficient products that are readily available at no or marginal additional cost. Countries can save between 5 and 20 percent of their electricity consumption with energy-efficient products, thereby unlocking significant financial, health and environmental benefits through reduced pollution as well as redirected investment in unnecessary power plants,” says Paul Kellett, United for Efficiency Manager.
The six new Partners were introduced at the initiative’s Partners’ Meeting held from 28 February – 1 March 2017 at UN Environment in Paris. The two-day meeting was an opportunity for Partners to reflect on the partnership’s achievements and to engage in discussions on planning the implementation of the next three-year phase of the initiative, expected to start in September 2017. Thirty representatives from Partner organisations were present.
United for Efficiency is open to countries and stakeholders interested in moving markets to more energy-efficient products. United for Efficiency Partners receive international visibility and contribute to reducing the world’s growing electricity consumption, thus mitigating climate change.
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