EP100

EP100 is a global, collaborative initiative of influential businesses that pledge to double their energy productivity.

By doubling the economic output from every unit of energy consumed, companies set a bold target, demonstrating climate leadership while reaping the benefits of lower energy costs.

Business accounts for around half of the electricity used worldwide. By focusing on energy productivity outcomes, corporates can reduce their own energy demand and significantly contribute to reducing energy demand globally.

Furthermore, significantly improving energy productivity worldwide will help get us halfway to the goal of limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius. It’s critical that businesses lead the way.

By doubling energy productivity, corporations are also enhancing their resilience and boosting competitiveness, all while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, creating jobs, and improving energy security.

  • How we work

    EP100 is delivered by The Climate Group in partnership with the Alliance to Save Energy and is part of of the We Mean Business coalition.

    From financial services firms to manufacturers of heavy equipment and primary materials, companies joining EP100 recognize that doubling energy productivity improves corporate stability and profitability, while also delivering reputational benefits and contributing to the global fight against climate change.

    Simply put, doubling energy productivity makes good business sense.

    EP100 shares this compelling business case, and showcases the leadership of companies making progress on energy productivity.

  • Join the club

    There are multiple reasons for a company to join EP100, no matter how far along you are in the journey towards doubling energy productivity.

    By joining EP100, companies become part of a high-profile global media campaign that communicates the strong business case for doubling energy productivity to key stakeholders including consumers, policymakers and financiers.

    EP100 provides opportunities for global peer-to-peer engagement through networking events and webinars as well as speaking opportunities at major conferences and events.

    The EP100 initiative is a companion to RE100, through which businesses commit to 100% renewable power. Together the two campaigns offer companies the least-cost decarbonization pathway.

    To join EP100, companies need to take the following steps:

    • choose a relevant energy productivity metric (e.g. revenue/GJ of energy);
    • establish a baseline year as early as 2005;
    • double energy productivity within 25 years of the baseline year; and,
    • report on energy productivity progress annually.

    If your company is interested in joining EP100 please contact Jenny Chu, Head of Energy Productivity Initiatives, The Climate Group, at JChu@TheClimateGroup.org

  • The global business case

    > Doubling energy productivity globally could cut the global fossil fuel bill by an estimated US$2.3 trillion and could create more than 6 million jobs by 2020, according to a 2015 report by Ecofys.

    > According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), energy productivity improvements could generate an additional US$18 trillion in global GDP until 2035.

    > Energy productivity will reduce the cost of related decarbonization efforts by up to US$2.8 trillion, according to a report from ClimateWorks and Fraunhofer ISI.

    > If 100 companies commit to doubling energy productivity by the year 2030, over 170 million metric tons of cumulative GHG emissions could be reduced.

    > According to the Shaping Energy Transitions report by The Energy Transitions Commission, to limit rising temperatures to below 2°C, we need to 3% annual improvement in average global energy productivity through to 2050.

  • Members

    See the full list of EP100 members here

*The 2015 Energy Productivity and Economic Prosperity Index

**American Energy Productivity Report done on behalf of the Alliance to Save Energy

Join EP100

For more info – or to join the campaign – contact:
Jenny Chu, Head of EP100, The Climate Group
+44 (0)20 7960 2970
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