APEC Energy Working Group Endorses Global Lighting Challenge

The APEC Energy Working Group (EWG) is composed of policy officials and technical experts from APEC’s 21 Member Economies to build domestic and regional capacity aimed at:

1. Strengthening energy security,

2. Promoting energy efficiency and sustainable communities,

3. Developing cleaner energy sources, and

4. Enhancing trade and investment in all energy sources to promote economic prosperity.

The EWG works toward implementing key goals and priorities mandated by Energy Ministers and APEC Leaders through capacity building, information sharing, and implementation of joint projects. Among those efforts, the EWG has placed a lot of emphasis on energy efficiency and low carbon measures to help fulfill the Leaders’ goal of reducing energy intensity by 45 percent by 2035 (over 2005 levels).  Toward that end, several individual economies have implemented energy efficient lighting, such as deployment of light-emitting diode (LED) lamps, as one measure to reduce energy consumption.

Consistent with this effort, EWG representatives agreed at the 50th EWG meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, to endorse the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global Lighting Challenge (GLC). Given the extensive efforts by APEC economies to seek and deploy energy efficient lighting, APEC’s endorsement of the GLC demonstrates its commitment to further energy efficiency goals.

Read More:  http://www.ewg.apec.org/


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