As elsewhere, developing countries in Africa and the Caribbean gain from energy efficiency in multiple ways, including increased energy security, job creation, and environmental mitigation. A focus on energy efficiency in parallel with new sustainable energy supply can help reduce energy intensity, realize energy savings, lower the carbon footprint, create jobs and markets for energy efficiency related products and services, and allow electricity generation expansion to meet increasing demand in a timely, low-cost, and sustainable way. Energy efficiency is a critical tool for financial viability and energy security as energy demand and the pursuit of clean energy options continue to intensify in these developing countries.
Outside the community of energy practitioners, there is very limited awareness of energy efficiency initiatives in African and Caribbean countries. This EIN Webinar will provide insight into the status and effectiveness of energy efficiency initiatives in these countries and will outline ways in which energy efficiency measures can be made more well-known and relevant to the general populace in these countries.