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Together with energy efficiency, clean energy technologies such as solar and wind are central to the fight against climate change. They are available today, getting better and cheaper all the time, and help improve air quality whilst creating new jobs. Photo©UN/Eskinder Debebe

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Industries and commercial buildings are primary power guzzlers in India and Malaysia, where 20% of industrial energy is wasted or mismanaged. Greenhouse gas emissions from rapidly increasing energy consumption in India and Malaysia are contributing to climate change.

SmartSense is an ICT-enabled solution that is helping industrial and commercial energy consumers in India and Malaysia monitor, analyze and optimize their use of energy. The SmartSense device accesses data from the energy metre and sends it to a cloud server, allowing the user to access this data from any internet-enabled device. SmartSense was created by Ecolibrium Energy, an Ahmedabad-based private company.

This project won the Momentum for Change award in 2014, under the ICT Solutions pillar. Momentum for Change is an initiative spearheaded by the UN Climate Change secretariat to shine a light on the enormous groundswell of activities underway across the globe that are moving the world toward a highly resilient, low-carbon future. Momentum for Change recognizes innovative and transformative solutions that address both climate change and wider economic, social and environmental challenges. The ICT Solutions pillar recognizes successful climate change activities in the field of information and communication technology. This focus area is implemented in partnership with the Global e-Sustainability Initiative.

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