Energy efficiency brings a competitive advantage. Copper is the best nonprecious conductor of heat and electricity, which is essential to an efficient generation and delivery of electricity to homes and businesses. In society, copper is a vital component in electrical grids, green energy, electric vehicles and rechargeable batteries, making them more energy efficient.
Additionally, copper helps the products containing it to operate at peak efficiency. Using inferior conductors reduces efficiency, leading to wasted energy, higher utility bills, and increased greenhouse-gas emissions.
Energy efficiency provides a three-tiered value proposition, a true win-win-win situation:
- Increased energy efficiency helps society spend less on new power-generating capacity and limits stress on grids.
- Increased energy efficiency reduces utility bills and increases spending power for individuals and offers higher competitiveness for businesses.
- Energy-efficient products release less CO2, offering a pathway toward fast and meaningful impact on global climate-change goals.
Energy Efficiency Resources
Key energy access partners launch CORE at COP26 to address skills gap in the sector
Press Release 5 November 2021 The International Copper Association (ICA), Sustainable Energy for ALL (SEforALL),…
The International Copper Association is a founding partner of the new Cornerstone of Rural Electrification Initiative (CORE)....