31 Aug '12, 11am

Obama vows to slash emissions with industrial efficiency push, reports @businessgreen #environment

President Obama yesterday issued an Executive Order intended to accelerate the rollout of combined heat and power (CHP) and other energy-efficient industrial technologies, promising to deliver greenhouse gas emissions savings of over 150 million tons a year by the end of the decade. The Order features a target to increase US CHP capacity by 40GW by 2020, a 50 per cent rise on current levels, which according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could save manufacturers up to $100bn in energy costs over the next 10 years. FURTHER READING Romney speech mocks climate crisis US Election 2012 - Green Business Special The US already boasts 82GW of CHP capacity, the vast majority of which has been installed by manufacturers who maintain that the use of generators that simultaneously produce heat and electricity delivers significant energy efficiency gains. "Today, we are t...

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