IEA urges more action on energy efficiency

Many governments do not tap the full potential of energy efficiency due to a lack of technical capacity and know-how, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Monday. The agency gave advice on policies for end-use appliances and equipment.

If implemented globally without delay, the IEA's 25 recommendations made in 2008 could save 8.2 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide per year by 2030, according to the agency. This is equivalent to twice the EU's current yearly emissions, it adds.

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