Putting the spotlight on energy on World Energy Day and during Energy Awareness Month

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It’s a bumper time for energy-related issues: October 22nd marks this year’s World Energy Day, and the entire month has been designated Energy Awareness Month by the U.S. Department of Energy. What are the key priorities for these two events?

Taking stock

World Energy Day offers an opportunity for all of us to acknowledge the role that Energy plays in our everyday lives – from education to healthcare, manufacturing to telecommunications, all this and more depends on a reliable supply. It’s the perfect time to reflect on how we can ensure that the world is adequately supplied with energy while protecting our planet.

So, this World Energy Day, all organizations can reflect on how they’ve optimized energy utilization in the last 12 months. At the same time, producers can take a moment to acknowledge their progress towards using renewable sources and adopting cleaner generation methods.

Similarly, Energy Awareness Month aims to draw attention to methods for saving energy and water, and to support consumers, companies, institutions, charitable agencies, and enterprises of every type to make headway in this area.

But like everything in life, there’s always room for improvement! New technologies and techniques are emerging all the time that are helping energy producers and consumers contribute to sustainability.

World Energy Day and Energy Awareness Month offer ideal opportunities for all of us to explore what we could be doing even better. 

Efficiency at every level

As energy producers and energy consumers rise to the challenges of a shifting energy mix and greater sustainability, old patterns of production and established supply chains are being newly reinvented.

New processes are rarely right first time, and careful evaluation will no doubt reveal opportunities to improve efficiency, and much more, besides. For organizations under pressure to boost productivity and reduce environmental impact, examining logistics performance can bring deliver big rewards.

Taking our inspiration from World Energy Day and Energy Awareness Month, together we can build the more resilient, less wasteful energy sector that the world needs.