For industries, specifi cally those in Asia, there is a website that offers
Industry accounts for about a quarter of global GHG emissions and most of these come from the use of fossil fuels for energy generation or from direct pro-duction of CO2 as part of processing, for instance during cement production. Almost all the GHG emissions from this sector (20 per cent including emissions
from the power sector, or 14 per cent without it) come from a small group of energy-intensive industries such as iron and steel, chemicals and fertilizers, cement, glass and ceramics, pulp and paper. Solutions can be found in familiar buzz words like energy effi ciency measures and carbon capture and storage, but
these emissions need tackling seriously. We have to rethink not only the way they are produced but also the consumption of the resulting products, which is where almost everyone can contribute. Just think about how you are directly and indirectly demanding the products listed above.
help to companies which want to improve energy efficiency through cleaner production and to stakeholders who want to help them. It is the Energy Efficiency Guide for Industry in Asia, at www.energyefficiencyasia.org. The guide includes a methodology, case studies for more than 40 Asian companies in fi ve industry sectors, technical information for 25 types of energy equipment, training materials, and a contact and information database.
Although the site (developed by UNEP and others) is described as being for Asian industry, much of what it says will be applicable far beyond the continent. It contains a wealth of material, aimed at managers, production staff, suppliers, customers, research institutes and universities, financial institutions, NGOs and even governments. Specific industries covered are pulp and paper, ceramics, chemicals, cement, and iron and steel. The material is available in English and in several Asian languages.
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