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by Peter du Pont, Vice-President, Government & Clean Energy Consulting, Nexant Inc.
According to the Asian Development Bank, a total of $944 billion of investment will be needed in energy savings opportunities by 2020 in order for China, India, and Southeast Asian countries to meet their national targets for EE and greenhouse gas emission reductions. Yet only a fraction of this investment is currently being planned. This talk will address the proverbial $20 bill lying on the ground and describe why there are so few takers, and what is needed to “sex” up energy efficiency so that it becomes a more broadly bankable business opportunity. It will describe different business and regulatory models for stimulating investments in energy efficiency in buildings, factories, and the transport sector.
Dr. Peter du Pont leads the clean energy initiatives at Nexant Asia and has more than 25 years of experience developing sustainable energy and efficiency programs in the U.S. and Asia.