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It is essential to teach students about the importance of energy efficiency.
If you’ve been reading the news lately, you’ve probably noticed that school districts and universities are jumping on the energy efficiency bandwagon, taking advantage of rebates and incentives offered by local utilities to upgrade their facilities and lower their energy costs. So what’s the fuss about?
Senators Warner and Murkowski have shown leadership in energy efficiency policy.
The Alliance to Save Energy is privileged to have 17 influential Members of Congress serving as honorary members of our Board of Directors. Through their strong leadership, the Alliance has continued to advocate for the advancement of energy efficiency to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and energy security. In this series, we will highlight the excellent work of our Honorary Vice-Chairs and the states they represent. The third installment will consider the strong leadership of Alliance Honorary Board Chair Senator Mark Warner of Virginia and Chairman to-be of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) has proposed action that makes no economic, business or good policy sense. In a complete reversal of the consumer and business-friendly decision the ACC made in 2010, the Commission now is proposing to eliminate the state’s Energy Efficiency Standards [EES] — standards that have been delivering hundreds of millions of dollars in energy cost savings to Arizonans.
Last week, President Barack Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping took a historic step by announcing their nations’ commitment to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Under the new agreement, the U.S. will build upon existing efforts and reduce emissions 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2025. China is committing to reduce its carbon intensity (carbon emissions per unit of GDP) by 40-45% and increase its use of clean energy sources by 20% by 2030 or earlier. This announcement is significant in many ways, as China is one of the world’s biggest polluters and together the U.S. and China are responsible for 45% of total global emissions.
Energy efficiency investments are making a huge impact worldwide.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently released its annual Energy Efficiency Market Report 2014. The report shows the overwhelmingly positive impact energy efficiency has had on a global scale. In 2012, global investment in energy efficiency was between $310 billion and $360 billion, which is an increase over the approximately $300 billion spent in 2011. IEA expects energy efficiency investment to grow as countries embrace the many benefits energy efficiency offers.
Reps Tonko and Kinzinger have sponsored and co-signed a number of energy efficiency bills throughout their political careers.
The Alliance to Save Energy is privileged to have 17 influential Members of Congress serving as honorary members of our Board of Directors. Through their strong leadership, the Alliance has continued to advocate for the advancement of energy efficiency to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and energy security. In this series, we will highlight the excellent work of our Honorary Vice-Chairs and the states they represent. This second installment focuses on two visionary champions of energy efficiency who serve on the influential House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Il.) from Illinois.
In an unexpected wave of victories, Republicans gained at least seven seats in the U.S. Senate and 10 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Election Day. Even though a few seats remain undecided, the Senate majority now rests solidly Republican hands, and the House boasts its largest number of Republicans since the 1920s.
We're spotlighting the impressive energy efficiency work of our Congressional Honorary Vice-Chairs
The Alliance to Save Energy is privileged to have influential members of Congress serving as our Honorary Vice-Chairs. Through their strong leadership, the Alliance has continued to advocate for the advancement of energy efficiency to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and energy security. In this series, we will highlight the excellent work of our Honorary Vice-Chairs and the states they represent. This first installment spotlights the diligent efficiency efforts of Senate Finance Committee Chairman Senator Ron Wyden from Oregon and Senator Rob Portman from Ohio.
Fort Worth has shown leadership in energy efficiency efforts to date.
The Energy 2030: On the Road campaign stop in Fort Worth, Texas marks the seventh stop of the campaign to double U.S. energy productivity. To date, we’ve garnered over 100 endorsements from state and local officials to double our nation’s energy productivity by the year 2030. As we’ve done for each stop in the past, we want to take the opportunity to recognize what the Ft. Worth area is already doing to support energy efficiency.
Fans cheer the energy efficiency efforts of the Giants and Royals.
The biggest stage for our nation’s favorite pastime is the World Series, and as fans tune-in to watch the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals fight for the honor to raise the Commissioner’s Trophy we think it is an excellent time to consider how these two teams, and their respective cities, have embraced energy efficiency.

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