Mohammad Roqibul Islam Grameen Shakti, Bangladesh

Efficient Energy?

Energy efficiency

According to the International Energy Agency, energy efficiency in appliances, buildings, industrial processes and transportation could reduce the world’s energy needs by one third, and help control global emissions of greenhouse gases

 Because we are energy starved  Because energy is highly non-renewable  Because energy and GHG are related-and connected to rising temperatures, mean sea levels-causing climate changes  Because development must be sustainable and we need to preserve natural resources for future generations, to keep the environment pollution free and to preserve biodiversity
Energy efficiency and renewable energy are said to be the twin pillars of sustainable energy policy

Action Areas
Sectoral Action Areas

Energy efficiency

Modern cooking appliances and fuels Distributed electricity solutions Grid infrastructure and supply efficiency


Large scale renewable power Industrial and agricultural processes





Buildings and appliances


Enabling Action Areas

Energy planning and policies Business model and technology innovation Finance and risk management Capacity building and knowledge sharing

Efficient Lighting
Green Building Technology

Energy efficiency

Solar Street Lights

Solar Powered Billboards

LED Lamp

Cost Comparison
Purchase price Electricity usage Lumens Lumens/Watt Lifespan (hours) Bulb cost over 10 years Energy cost over 10 years @15cents/kWhr Total $2 60 W 660 11 2,000

Energy efficiency

$4 42 W 570 13.6 3,500

$4 13 W 660 50.8 8,000

LED (Generic)
$20 9W 900 100 25,000

LED (Branded)
$25 12.5 W 800 64 25,000











Comparison based on 6 hours use per day (21,900 hours over 10 yrs)

Efficient Cooking
Rocket Stove Improved Cookstove

Energy efficiency

Efficient Gas Stove

Biogas Technology

Governments Should:

Energy efficiency

 Declare the energy efficiency strategy and commitments.  Promote the use of renewable energy.  Ensure that verifiable energy efficiency options are allowed to compete directly with energy supply options in resource procurement and wholesale markets.  Oblige the appropriate energy sector entity (e.g. regulated utility, competitive retail supplier or third-party entity) to deliver cost-effective energy efficiency to end-use consumers.  Require that energy customers be provided with costreflective pricing, supporting information and technology necessary for consumers to better understand and manage energy use.  Utilise energy tariffs as a funding mechanism for energy efficiency.

Policy Changes

Energy efficiency

 Tax incentives  National action plan for energy efficient appliances  Legislation – implementation and monitoring  Subsidizing low energy options  Rewarding energy efficiency as incentive  Raising awareness at all levels  Phase-out inefficient lighting products  Promote improved lighting systems design and management by ensuring that building codes  Increase the share of renewable energy in the energy mix  Context specific research for realistic standards

Energy Saving is Energy Generation

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