We will discuss the latest developments and consider various options for the effective use of energy in the residential sector. Attention will be given to promoting energy-saving strategies and promoting the urgent roll-outs of renewable energy.
The issues to be addressed at ‘DUE 2017’ include sustainable energy provision; smart control systems, appropriate legislation and its implementation; the role of renewables; and off-grid electricity supply. These challenges are particularly marked in the rural and remote areas of developing countries. Papers and workshops are targeted at establishing problem-solving partnerships where suppliers, distributors and users of energy, together with academia, will aim to speed up the provision and effective use of residential energy. Energy efficiency, consumer attitudes and behaviour, education and marketing are but a few of the factors that will be debated in detail at the conference.
Sustainable use of energy is no longer just a topic driven by radical environmentalists, but it is a high on the agenda of the man on the street. Wasteful use of energy is seen as detrimental to the environment and well-being of citizens. Environmental issues are prominently referred to when marketing domestic appliances, services and buildings. Financial considerations are also an important factor in energy savings which are not only environmentally friendly but also financially advantageous, especially for the poor, as the price of energy is escalating.
TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED WILL INCLUDE: