“To tackle climate change is both a challenge and an opportunity. In industrial emission reduction, energy efficiency in buildings, and the development of clean energy and also the restoration and protection of the ecological environment, there are so many business opportunities. In the past four years, the environmental industry in China, the output of the industry grew by 15 percent year-on-year average. And last year, the industrial output reached 700 billion U.S. dollars.”
U.S. Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, recently praised the U.S.-China cooperation on clean energy as “one of the most successful international collaborations.”
The two countries are in the implementation phase of an expanded clean energy research center, Moniz told a press briefing of the 2015 Energy Conference held by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
“It will be the first five-year of collaboration. We think this has been really one of the most successful international collaborations,” said Moniz.
The power generation industry is the world’s largest energy consumer, and some fuel sources and technologies can be extremely inefficient. A plant’s electrical system can consume between seven and 15 per cent of all the energy it produces, taking away from its revenues and profitability.
However, software and hardware interventions can make these power plants more energy efficient and improve their overall performance.
ABB has been manufacturing motors and generators used in power plants for more than three decades, and has the systems and expertise to ensure that these fixtures operate optimally.
For example, the firm’s Symphony Plus system – a combination of software, electrical devices and communication networks – helps industries reduce power consumption through better monitoring and control. Power and water plants maximise their efficiency by automating the various complex processes that take place within each facility.
In Singapore, the Senoko Power Station in 2013 commissioned the installation of the Symphony Plus System, a move that the Senoko power plant’s head of instrumentation and control, Lim Leong Chuan, said would enable plant workers to spot any inefficiencies or malfunctions and correct them quickly.
Interview: China playing “important, constructive” role in combating climate change: IEA chief economist
In a recent interview with the Executive Director-elect of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Fatih Birol praises China’s efforts in transforming its energy mix by investing huge money in renewable energies projects and improving energy efficiency.
“China’s leadership in terms of energy efficiency is very important. China does play an important role, and will continue to do so,” he highlighted, noting a slowdown of coal use growth in China. “I hope this trend will continue without hard hit to economic growth.”
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