Energy saving measures have gained momentum around the world this year, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). This is mainly due to the significant rise in oil, gas and electricity prices.
According to the International Energy Agency, energy has been used economically by 2 percent more than last year worldwide. Investments in home insulation and better public transportation, for example, resulted in four times greater savings in 2022 than in the previous year.
In the past two years, the Corona pandemic has made it more difficult to make offices, homes, and factories more sustainable, but the current rate of saving is also higher than before. However, according to the International Energy Agency, the current pace is too slow if, in general, we no longer wish to emit any carbon dioxide in 2050.
Fatih Birol, director of the International Energy Agency, compares the situation we are in now to the oil crisis of the 1970s. As a result of the oil boycott by the Arab countries, governments then took action to make cars, buildings, and equipment more efficient.
“In the current energy crisis, we see once again that energy efficiency is becoming a priority, which is critical to dealing with this crisis,” Birol says, noting that such interventions are also important to combat climate change.
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