But the Kyoto agreement's success also depends on the commitment to using clean energy sources.
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Using Clean Energy Sources in the Kyoto Agreement
Male: The third element upon which Kyoto’s success depends is a commitment to using clean energy sources.
Kirstie Hamilton: One of the most interesting issues in the climate to beat is how there has been a steadily growing voice from a clean energy industry and interestingly the insurance industry and asset management industry turning up in the political negotiations themselves to give governments a different message from the oil and car community.
Male: The messages they are sending is that saving energy is good for business and makes economic sense. In the next century they say, it’s going to be the businesses that can deliver clean and more efficient energy that are going to succeed. There are signs that this argument is starting to be accepted by those who made the most the worlds’ biggest corporations.
Male: And Ford will be investing more than $1 billion on more fueled vehicles and emission presage over the next five years.
Male: In the USA, the carmakers are preparing to take on the competition from the Japan. Since Kyoto, the three big car manufacturers have plans to phase out gas gasless. In Denmark, more people are now employed in the wind power industry in fishing once one of the country’s biggest employers. The oil giant Shell has joined the European Wind Energy Association with a commitment to capture up to 10% of the world’s wind power market by 2010. In Kyoto itself, a giant exhibition showed that energy saving is becoming big business.
Amory Lovins: In a factory, car factory being built by an American company in Shanghai we recently reduced the pumping energy by 92%. How do you do that? Well, it’s not that complicated. We used big pipes and small pumps instead of small pipes and big pumps and you make the pipes short and straight instead of long and crooked. By this, it means you get 12 times less friction therefore the pumps and motors, probably expensive equipment to fight against the friction in the pipes give me 12 times smaller and therefore much cheaper.
Now when the engineer redesigned it this way and so how simple it was. He said, “This is so obvious. Why didn’t we always do it this way?”
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