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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.

Where energy is headed in 2019

“Think globally, act locally” may drive new community-industry partnerships, according to Peter Garforth.

By Peter Garforth
Jan 7, 2019

The end of a year is traditionally a time for reflection on things past and things yet to come. For energy, 2018 was a year of continuing transformation, with some obvious paradoxes. Efforts to mitigate climate change continue to drive energy policy and practice. All participants at the recent United Nations climate conference in Katowice, Poland, committed to “operationalize” the Paris Climate Agreement to constrain average post-industrial global temperature increase to 1.5 degree Celsius. Despite the United States’ 2017 announcement of its intent to withdraw from the agreement, it will officially remain party to it until at least late 2020.

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