Energy Management Is Key

Controversy continues to surround climate change. With several major voices now casting sceptical views on the science surrounding the topic, confusion has increasingly become part of the mix.

On the 6th of June 2017, China hosted the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) in Beijing. The 3- day annual event was attended by energy ministers and decision makers from the 24 member countries, including delegates from the European Union. The intention of the forum was to drive forward progress in clean energy technologies. The event featured many keynote speakers, panel discussions and a 2-day technology exhibition. With all the challenges presented, developers of the ISO 50001 and the ISO Technical Committee decided that the benefits of the standard could be a key tool globally. As a result, publication of the new updated and improved ISO 50001 is planned for November/December 2018.

What is ISO 50001 Energy Management?

ISO 50001 helps organisations develop an energy management system, helping them to be more cost effective and energy efficient. Based on the continual improvement model used in ISO 9001, many organisations have found that it is relatively simple to integrate energy management with individual quality and environmental management systems. On-going measurement and review should lead to continual improvement and this effort, carried globally, is one of the ways in which energy management will be far more efficient. With fixed targets and objectives within individual policy making, it is hoped that data will influence understanding and future decision making in a positive, standardized way.

Global Leadership to Light the Way

On the first day of the event, CEM announced their Global Lighting Challenge. In all, 13 companies committed to the challenge totalling almost 6 billion LED lighting products. Based on these commitments and according to the CEM website:

“The total cumulative energy savings from 2017–2018 is estimated at more than 45 billion kWh. These energy savings lead to CO2 emissions reduction, estimated at more than 40.5 million tons.”


The Importance of ISO Management

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