Sustainable Innovation

Needed : Measurable, Visible and Manageable Energy Consumption
October 28, 2009, 4:31 pm
Filed under: Sustainability in France | Tags: , ,

No clue about their Energy Consumption.

So far, people in France tend to pay not much attention to their energy consumption. How come ?

Automatic Payment. In France, every month the forecasted energy bill is deducted from ones bank account and the difference compensated once a year.

Indifference. Energy is still regarded as an eternal source. Thereby, French government believes that French energy is  considered as ‘not that bad to the environment’, compared to fossil fuels. 75% of the French energy (1) has nuclear origins that emits hardly green house gases (left aside the nuclear waste).

EDF echeancier sept 2009

Example of a EDF Bill Sept

Customers now want to ‘manage’ their energy spend.

Due to the economic crisis and increasing environmental awareness, both entreprises and citizens are now searching for new ways to reduce costs. The current energy bill is seen as ‘opaque’ and certainly not sufficiently transparent.

Suppliers respond with energy meters, energy management tools as well as product redesigns.

French multinationals (Bouygues Immobilier, Veolia, Total and EDF) as well as SME’s and start-ups (Fludia, AVOB) come up with innovative solutions that visualise energy use and help customers reducing their energy consumption. In the upcoming posts I will give you some examples.

1. source : World Nuclear Association


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