IME and sustainability, a look at the future
Our era is both fascinating and terrifying at the same time. Never since technology and the future are in our hands, but at the same time, we have acquired the power to destroy our planet in a short time, compromising it irremediably.
Over the years, humans have experienced real upheavals that have turned our back on our own survival skills, leading to a total decline in the planet’s ability to meet our needs. We have also destroyed fundamental natural environments for the balance of our planet.
Problems linked to overpopulation, pollution, technological design, waste accumulation, the depletion of raw materials, the search for alternative sources of energy and ultimately the disappearance of habitats and natural species have changed the natural environment, transforming it to make it less and less suitable for establishing optimal living conditions for living organisms.
Awareness of this situation is the starting point for any political and economic initiative needed to “change course” and IME seeks to participate in change with all its strength.
In 2011, the European Council adopted the European Union’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 compared to 1990 levels by the end of this year. For that, it is necessary to reduce the footprint of humanity within the capacity of Earth’s natural systems to sustain the presence of life and its natural evolution. It is not possible to turn back but we can fully live the technological revolution that has made the exploitation of natural resources easier and more sustainable.
The European Commission’s Communication “A Roadmap for a Competitive Low-Carbon Economy in 2050” has shown a way: a major effort must be made to de-carbonize through the generation of electricity in all economic sectors, which have to become much more efficient.
For a more sustainable energy system, very substantial reductions in consumption are required (the Energy Efficiency Plan calls for a 20% reduction in primary energy consumption already in 2020) and energy efficiency interventions, which is the main technology option in the short-medium emission reduction period.
Several studies have highlighted how switching to the use of high-efficiency electric motors and speed changers could save up to 30% of today’s energy, with a reduction of 16/18 million tonnes of CO2 emissions.
IME has for years committed itself to contributing to this cause, on two fronts:
1) Reducing energy demand in the final sectors as a consequence of increasing technological efficiency. Our highly efficient Brushless motors deliver 40-60% energy savings over traditional motors, while maintaining the same performance.
2) The gradual de-carbonization process, thanks to the increase in electricity production from renewable sources, allocating resources, starting from 2012, to developing solutions for energy-generating plants from renewable sources.
IME chooses to safeguard the planet and think about the future. Discover our history and all our engines at www.imespa.eu