BRUSSELS, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Reducing the amount of energy consumed every day is Europe's biggest energy resource. We need to incorporate energy efficiency in our daily life to consume less and better … It is cheaper, protects our environment and favours competitiveness. We are all involved!
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Energy efficiency is at the heart of Europe's growth and transition to a resource efficient economy. The European Union aims to save 20% of its primary energy consumption by 2020 (compared to what has been forecast). Everyone's contribution is crucial in meeting this goal. By better insulating buildings we can reduce energy consumption by 28% by 2020. By choosing modern energy-efficient refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers etc. we can use significantly less energy than with older appliances. By buying lighter vehicles or using low fuel consumption tyres we can double the fuel efficiency of an average car.
This video clip provides an overview of the European Union's energy efficiency objectives and shows how each of us can make the difference, be it in our professional or private life.
This video clip was disseminated in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria and United Kingdom.
Please find the 5-minute video clip in various formats (H264 HD and H264 SD), the MP3 sound file and the B-roll, by clicking on the following links:
SOURCE European Commission