29 December 2010 14:42 [Source: ICIS news]
At the same time, the chemical industry offered households a wide range of products and solutions to help them to drastically reduce their energy consumption, Frankfurt-based VCI said.
“The long-term trend towards higher energy prices continues,” it said.
VCI said one of the best ways for households to cut their energy consumption - by up to 60% - was through improved insulation.
Some 75% of German homes were “old-timers” that required almost three times as much in heating energy as new buildings, the group said.
VCI general manager Utz Tillman said that
In addition, chemical firms were working in new sectors such as nano- and solar-technologies that improved overall energy efficiencies, he said.
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