is committed to being a part of sustainable development with focus on
energy generation and transmission but also on industry and buildings.
Efficient power generation involves converting as much of the primary
energy used in a power plant as possible into electricity and usable
heat. Increasing efficiency in fossil fuel power plants by just a few
percentage points can save substantial resources and significantly
decrease CO2 emissions. In case of renewable energy sources, the
efficiency determines the costs of energy generation and thereby how
competitive they are compared to conventional power plants.
The lack of
access to modern energy services condemns billions of
people in the developing world to live in absolute
poverty. Today, almost one third of humanity have no
lights in the evening, unhealthy cooking equipment,
limited access to modern communications, inadequate
education and health facilities and not enough power for
their work and businesses.