The government and industry in Indonesia are encouraged to accelerate the use of environmentally friendly technology in support of reducing the impact of climate change.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), industry accounts for 37 percent of total global energy use, of which 30 percent is consumed by multi-storey buildings.
Motors and drives technology in the industrial sector has experienced rapid advances over the past decade, equipped with innovative designs that allow for significant energy efficiency. However, a large number of industrial electric motors are currently not efficient enough or consume more energy than demand resulting in massive energy waste.
The results of independent research predict that if the current system is replaced with equipment with optimal energy efficiency, global electricity consumption can be cut by up to 10 percent. It will also contribute more than 40 percent of the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions to meet the 2040 climate targets set out by the Paris Agreement.
“Industrial energy efficiency has the single largest capacity to slow down the impacts of climate change. This is essentially a global climate solution, “explained ABB Motion President Morten Wierod.
For ABB, a company based in Switzerland, sustainability is an important part of the company’s goals and the value we create for all stakeholders. By far, the biggest impact we have made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions is through cutting edge technology that reduces energy use in industry, buildings and transportation.
“The importance of the transition of industry and infrastructure to energy-efficient drives and motors systems plays an important role in sustainable community life,” continued Morten Wierod.
In order to take advantage of the great opportunities provided by energy-efficient drives and motors systems to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, ABB underlines the important role that all stakeholders play, including, first, public decision makers and regulators need to provide incentives to accelerate the application of new systems.
Second, businesses, cities and countries need to be aware of both cost savings and benefits to the environment and be willing to invest. Meanwhile, third, investors need to review their investment and allocate capital to companies that are more responsive to climate risks.