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Energy Expert explores the growing range of energy related opportunities and risks facing today’s Energy Manager. Peter Garforth draws from his considerable track record in establishing successful energy productivity programs that create profitable business solutions and enhanced competitiveness.

How to plot an energy map for savings

Peter Garforth says balance carbon-cutting and cost-savings priorities by understanding your data

By Peter Garforth
Mar 2, 2016

The recent agreements at the Paris Climate Conference surprised many observers. More than 190 countries accepted challenging carbon targets aimed at limiting atmospheric warming to an average of 1.5 degrees above preindustrial levels. In a first, these negotiated targets were actively supported by major corporations as well as environmental groups. At the same time, the world is experiencing exceptionally low prices for oil, gas, and coal. In some cases, prices are so low as to be causing significant market disruptions and restructuring. The juxtaposition of these two pressures is, to say the least, making the industrial energy manager’s job interesting.

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