A recent study looked at the implications of switching the focus from developing energy supply to energy efficiency.
The study, published by Nature Climate Change journal, found that twice as much effort is currently being directed towards developing supply technologies than is being directed towards improving the efficiency of technologies.
“It is vital that innovations in renewable energy supply continue,” explained Dr. Charlie Wilson of the Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research.
“But the imbalance in spending needs to be redressed urgently to mitigate climate change. Evidence strongly suggests that energy end-use and efficiency currently stand as the most effective ways to mitigate climate change.”
Source: University of East Anglia