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EU must abandon voluntary approach to energy efficiency if it wants to cut reliance on Russian gas say 1E and E3G

Europe must abandon its current voluntary approach to energy efficiency if it is to succeed in reducing its heavy energy import reliance whilst also cutting emissions, warns Sumir Karayi, CEO of 1E and board member of the European Alliance to Save Energy. Karayi’s warning comes as EU leaders prepare to meet in Brussels this week to debate Europe’s new energy security strategy and climate goals for 2030.

1E, founded by Karayi in 1997 with £500 in start up funds, pioneered PC power management with the launch of its NightWatchman tool. To date, its technology has prevented 12.4 million tons of CO2 emissions and saved more than $1.4 billion in energy costs, for organizations including Arup, Aviva, Kiwi Bank, the US Department of State and Parker.

The UK operation of Lloyds Banking Group alone has saved significant costs by automating the process of shutting down and putting to sleep PCs using the 1E NightWatchman PC power management tool. Lloyd’s drive towards power saving won a Computer Weekly European User Award for Enterprise Software this month, recognizing the significant impact that energy efficiency technology has made in removing millions of pounds in energy costs.

Despite these impressive results, the company finds poor awareness of energy saving among businesses. The EU spends over €1 billion every day on energy imports, but has only a non-binding efficiency goal for 2020, which it is due to miss by an amount of energy equal to twice the annual consumption of Austria.

Sumir Karayi, CEO of 1E, comments: “EU companies are failing to invest in making energy savings in the absence of clear leadership from Governments on efficiency. Setting a 40% energy savings target for 2030 would help to stimulate demand and drive investment in the low carbon technologies that will deliver the EU’s climate and energy security aims. We have clear evidence that technology can deliver impressive CO2 savings so the potential to remove billions in energy costs from EU businesses is huge.”

The call to action from Karayi is supported by E3G, a fellow member of the European Alliance to Save Energy (EUASE).

Nick Mabey, CEO of E3G and vice chairman of EUASE, comments: “The EU is searching for answers to its energy security problems and gas import dependency must be cut. A 40% final energy saving target, combined with a new suite of measures to unlock demand, could remove dependency on Russian gas imports entirely in the next decade. The EU must create a positive investment climate for innovative companies like 1E who are developing the technologies that offer a fast route to cutting EU energy demand and emissions while also saving businesses money. The European Council must make demand reduction its first priority.”

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NOTES TO EDITORS

E3G and 1E are members of the European Alliance to Save Energy (EUASE), which promotes energy efficiency to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security.

About 1E

1E is changing the world of IT and empowering organizations to run IT for less. Its suite of disruptive IT operations management tools saves billions, solves problems and simplifies the management of large, complex IT environments – in record time. Designed with a singular focus to help drive down costs, 1E’s solutions include tools for IT asset management, Windows systems management and BYOPC.

1E’s solutions have helped more than 1,700 organisations in 42 countries save a total of $2.5 billion in IT costs and created heroes out of countless IT executives who have delivered proven value to their organizations since deployment. For more information, visit: www.1e.com

About E3G

E3G is an independent, non-profit organisation operating in the public interest to accelerate the global transition to sustainable development. E3G builds cross-sector coalitions to achieve carefully defined outcomes, chosen for their capacity to leverage change.

E3G works closely with like-minded partners in government, politics, civil society, science, the media, public interest foundations and elsewhere.

For more information, visit: http://www.e3g.org

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