Where are the main opportunities for increased energy efficiency? Buildings and transportation are probably the first things that come to mind. But, according to global energy services giant ABB, electric motors (particularly for industrial use) account for 45% of world energy consumption. They also present some of the best opportunities for energy savings: with existing technology, these motors could be up to 57% more efficient.
ABB has put together the following inforgraphic, and given us and sister sister Cleantechnica the opportunity to publish it on the day that the EU is introducing legislation aimed at leveraging the efficiency opportunities available for these motors. Take a look, and let us know what you think… and check out ABB’s own energy efficiency initiatives.