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About the project Edit

A negawatt quantifies an amount of ''saved'' energy meaning the energy saved by a change in technology or a behaviour. For example, replacing a standard 100 watt incandescent light bulb by a 20 watt fluorescent lamp is equal to 80 negawatts. This concept was supported by Amory Lovins, founder of Rocky Mountains Institute. L’association négaWatts, founded in 2002, includes 350 energy professionals and aims to promote and develop the concept and practice of "negawatts" at all levels of society. Their guiding principle: make better use instead of producing more.

L’association négaWatts started with the negawatt concept, which is divided into 3 stages: (1) energy savings, which eliminates waste and superfluous needs, (2) energy efficiency, which reduces energy consumption for a given need, (3) renewable energy, which meets our energy needs by having a low impact on our environment and decentralised management.

The association has also developed a screenplay on negawatts and founded an institute that offers training for professionals concerned with energy.


In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

L’association négaWatt presents an alternative way of thinking about the energy consumption lifestyle today. According to members of the association, the potential to ''produce'' negawatts could exceed half of the world's current energy consumption, with reliable solutions available today and numerous advantages that come with them, such as: no pollution or noise, decentralization, creation of quality jobs, responsibility, solidarity, peace, etc.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

L'association négaWatt wishes its approach contributes to the protection of the biosphere, conservation, equitable sharing of natural resources, solidarity and peace by harmoniously developing different areas.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

The negawatt concept is an alternative idea that can be easily implemented in other regions.

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