In the lighting giant Philips Lighting, HarryVerhaar (Senior Director, Energy and Climate Change) is to prevent global warming and other climate change response measures, strong promoters. Global electricity consumption for lighting a large, directly related to its reduction and environmental protection. To this end, Philips Lighting to abandon the traditional incandescent light bulbs and lighting set off the revolution. However, new lighting replaced the expensive process of low-cost incandescent bulbs is not easy. Philips How will shake the world? HarryVerhaar thus accepted to be interviewed.
First of all, how would you understand the title of "Climate Change."
Climate change is the whole community, but also personal problems. Philips Lighting was 6 years ago to promote professional activities related fields. We made the decision to carry out such activities in view of its future may become a "top priority." The field of agriculture as the representative of climate change may have a significant impact on economic activity.
Philips Lighting will be how to implement responses to climate change?
Electricity consumption in the world, as our main business, lighting accounts for about 19%. We believe that efficient use of the new lighting to replace incandescent bulbs can be a big power cut 40% of electricity consumption. As a representative of the global lighting company, we will strongly promote this process.
Innovation in the global spread of light will be important. This is our mission. We should play a leading role, and governments around the world launched co-operation.
Efficient lighting to replace traditional incandescent light bulbs the new meaning of not just climate change. It can to curb rising energy prices and ensure stable energy supply, contribute to economic development.
You said to start joint operations with other countries, specifically what activities?
September 25, United Nations Environment Programme launched to promote "energy-saving light bulbs" universal plan. The scale of the project up to 20 million U.S. dollars, its main purpose is to promote the emerging market countries incandescent bulbs to energy-saving light bulb replacement. Program participation by 178 countries, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), non-governmental organization (NGO) and the German Osram joint implementation and other private enterprises.
Energy-efficient lighting to replace incandescent bulbs facing the new problem?
The problem is that the process of substitution is very slow progress. 75% of the overall lighting the road, office space, retail, hospitals and other public (non-domestic) lighting, the replacement rate of the overall lighting in only 3% of lighting in the office is also only the 7% overall, it also need to be further accelerated.
Overall deterioration of climate change indicators are. Can not we go slowly.
What are the conditions to speed up updating?
There are two main aspects. One aspect of cognition (Awareness). The focus is to enlighten people about the new energy-efficient lighting by the significance and economic advantage.
Another aspect is the financial (Finance). Replacement of roads, office building's lighting needs massive investment. The focus is to reduce the use of the cost. Although it can provide financial assistance, but more important to improve the public investment funds. And to stimulate the enthusiasm of the community need to improve the legal system. Governments also actively seek the support is very important. Our idea is to advance down the framework of large lighting revolution. This is also our responsibility.
As a primary condition of "cognitive," How can we improve?
I would like to emphasize is that energy is by no means sacrifice and endurance. Energy can benefit. Using energy-efficient new lighting not only reduces CO2 emissions, also reduces the user bear the electricity. Of course, just said that with the cost reduction is also important.
"Save Energy" and "Save Money" to improve their lives. We hope that all of this awareness into the hearts of the world.