16 Jun '11, 8am

Electric Motors Use 45% of Global Electricity, Europe Responding {+ Electric Motor Efficiency Infographic}:

Electric Motors Use 45% of Global Electricity, Europe Responding {+ Electric Motor Efficiency Infographic}:

Interesting fact: today marks the passage of 45% of the year (yeah, time flies). 2nd interesting fact: electric motors account for ~45% of total global electricity consumption (yeah, that means electric motors are a beast of an energy user). Are We Setting the Right Priorities to Address our Energy Challenges? Electric motors are the single biggest consumer of electricity. They account for about two thirds of industrial power consumption and, as stated above, about 45% of global power consumption, according to a new analysis by the International Energy Agency (linked above). Lighting is a distant second, consuming about 19%. This means that almost every second power plant is producing electricity for the sole purpose of running motors. However, as you have probably noticed, electric motors rarely form part of the intensive debate on our energy future (including here on Cle...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/06/16/electric-motors-consu...

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