Our energy survey produced 123,000 unique responses from members of the general public around the world. See the key findings below
- RENEWABLE ENERGY
56% support tax incentives for small-scale wind and solarlearn more hide
Significant role for renewables in electricity generation
Electricity generation from renewable sources is set to more than double by 2035 under current policies , and to rise even faster if governments take further measures to promote low-emission power generation, according to the International Energy Agency.Join the discussion
Connect renewable power to the grid?
ABB is helping construct the world’s most remote offshore wind farm. Using our eco-friendly transmission technology, this 400-megawatt plant is expected to avoid 1.5 million tons of CO2 emissions per year and improve the reliability of the power grid. It’s just one of the ways that we, as the biggest supplier of electrical products and services for the wind industry, can use renewable power sources to help combat climate change.
55% support state funding for electric vehicle infrastructurelearn more hide
Global electric vehicle infrastructure to grow
Small scale electricity generation and ‘smart’ grids increasingly allow households to harness renewable energy. The increasing number of electric vehicles is boosting global demand for charging solutions, including highly developed monitoring systems and software to support the grid.Join the discussion
Electric cars: 15 minutes charging, 200 km driving?
Having to wait eight hours to fully recharge an electric car is the main reason for not buying one. But things have changed: With ABB’s direct current (DC) chargers charging time has been slashed to as little as 15 to 30 minutes. No wonder the Estonian government is relying on ABB to build Europe’s largest electric vehicle fast-charging network. By the end of the year the Estonian main roads will have fast chargers every 50 km. Once accomplished the goal to significantly reduce CO2 emissions by 2020 moves a lot closer.
42% think blackouts can be avoided over the next 20 yearslearn more hide
Smarter power networks required
The electricity supply system is evolving particularly fast: the need to produce more power from renewable sources at one end of the chain and to use energy more productively at the other is accelerating the development of smarter power networks.Join the discussion
Cities that consume 30% less energy?
As a leading producer of energy-efficient solutions, ABB helps deliver major power savings, without compromising performance. Our lighting control systems can deliver power savings of up to 50 percent, and our building automation up to 60 percent. While everyone else is talking about energy prices, power shortages and climate change, ABB is doing something about it, right here, right now.
53% want energy assessments to be obligatory for industrylearn more hide
All industry energy consumption to be monitored?
Industry accounts for about 33 percent of global final energy consumption.Join the discussion
Two-thirds of this is consumed by just six process industries: iron and steel, oil and gas, chemical and petrochemicals, non-metallic minerals, pulp and paper, and non-ferrous metals.
Cut CO2 emissions by 260 million tons a year?
In 2011 alone, the power saved by our installed base of drives cut global CO2 emissions by 260 million tons. This intelligent motor control system that adjusts the speed and reduces the amount of energy used by motor-driven equipment is just one of many ABB power and automation solutions to manage energy consumption efficiently, reduce carbon emissions
and bring savings to our customers.
Findings are drawn from 123,000 responses to an online survey conducted as part of ABB's "Better World" campaign in fall 2011. The campaign ran primarily in the US, Europe, Brazil and China. Responses were not associated with individual respondents.