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Final Report and Recommendations of the Alliance's Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy

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After an intensive, year-long effort, Alliance to Save Energy is rolling out the final report and recommendations of the Alliance's Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy.

Energy 2030 Goal

The plan, Energy 2030, calls for a doubling in U.S. energy productivity by 2030. It includes a set of recommendations to achieve this ambitious goal of doubling the amount of GDP produced from each unit of energy consumed in 2030 compared to 2011. 

The Commission recommendations are built on a large body of research that discusses the issues of investment, technology, human behavior, and government as they relate to increasing energy productivity in the U.S. and outlines successful case studies. It is our hope that these recommendations will be embraced by a bipartisan group of local, state and federal policy makers as well as the manufacturing, business and transportation sectors, and, importantly, American families. An independent analysis by the Rhodium Group found that doubling our nation's energy productivity by 2030 could:

>>Save the average household more than $1,000 a year; 
>>Save American businesses $169 billion annually;  
>>Reduce government agency spending by $13 billion a year;  
>>Create 1.3 million jobs and increase GDP by up to 2%;  
>>Decrease energy imports by more than $100 billion annually; and,  
>>Reduce CO2 emissions by 33 percent below 2005 levels. 

Click here to learn more about the Commission, Energy 2030, and to keep up-to-date on  progress to implement the recommendations. 

Legislative Outlook 

There is new receptivity to energy efficiency as an economic boost that can earn bipartisan support. I see it in public interest by House Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), in Senate Energy Committee Ranking Member Lisa Murkowski’s (R-Alaska) new energy plan, and of course, in Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman’s (R-Ohio) work to introduce a new version of their efficiency bill. And I see it in new programs and ideas in states and communities around the country. 

You can rest assured that the Alliance to Save Energy will be conducting a massive advocacy effort at the federal and grassroots levels to ensure that these policy recommendations are embraced and implemented in communities and states nationwide. 


There are scores of people to commend and thank for the success of the Commission, but none more so than our strong and effective leaders, Co-Chairs Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Tom King, President of National Grid U.S. The tireless efforts of the key business, environmental, and governmental leaders on the Commission and our Board were inspiring. And the dedication of their aides, the Technical Advisory Group members, the International Advisory Board members, the scores of researchers and contributors, and of course the Alliance's own intrepid staff, are equally responsible for the success of Energy 2030. 

With your help, implementing Energy 2030 will create a stronger and more resilient economy, a cleaner environment, and a more secure homeland. 

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