Reports and guides to help your organisation address climate change and harness the economic benefits from the move to a low-carbon economy.

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Latest Reports

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How mobile communications technology is making a considerable contribution to action on climate change. The analysis finds that the use of mobile in the USA and Europe alone is already enabling a saving of more than 180 million tonnes of carbon emissions a year, an amount greater than the total annual emissions of the Netherlands.

This report investigates the potential of waste-to-energy (WtE) technologies as a solution to Indonesia’s growing waste and energy challenges, and offers recommendations to help accelerate deployment of safe and sustainable WtE options.

Energy saving guides

This series of publications was created with the NBI’s Private Sector Energy Efficiency Programme (PSEE).  These guides showcase solutions to energy management challenges for businesses across an array of sectors.


The Energy Efficiency Guide

A practical guide for improved business competitiveness through energy efficiency and energy management

NBi Energy Efficiency Guide (PDF)

This practical guideline provides key information to enable you to better understand and manage the energy consumption of your business. Furthermore, this guideline provides tangible actions to help create and sustain energy management within your organisation.

Most companies can save at least 10% off their electricity bills purely through low cost measures including behavioural changes amongst staff. This practical guideline will help all companies to raise awareness amongst staff of energy usage. It does so by providing tangible advice on how to plan, implement and maintain awareness and a culture of energy efficiency.

This technology overview introduces the main energy saving opportunities for motors and drives. By taking simple actions you can save energy, cut costs and may increase profit margins.

Process heating is a general term that refers to the various types of heat transfer techniques used in industrial production. This publication provides energy efficiency solutions for industrial

Within the hospitality sector, energy costs may only be a small percentage of turnover, but reducing them can directly increase revenue without the need to increase sales.

This overview for the manufacturing industry introduces the main energy saving opportunities for businesses in this diverse sector and demonstrates how simple actions can save energy and reduce energy bills.

Although relatively small by international standards, South Africa's chemical industry is the largest in Africa, contributing about 5% of GDP and employing approximately 200 000 people, and representing around 25% of all manufacturing sites.

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