05/13/15 :

Global Alliance for Energy Productivity Takes Energy 2030 Goal Internationally

Alliance to Save Energy's President Kateri Callahan made the announcement to officially launch the Global Alliance for Energy Productivity at today's EE Global Morning Plenary session.

What does this mean?

The Global Alliance for Energy Productivity is a new initiative modeled after Energy 2030, which is another Alliance campaign focused on doubling U.S. energy productivity by 2030. The Global Alliance will take the conversation about energy productivity to a global audience, securing commitments from policymakers and corporate leaders to encourage productivity and enlisting them to encourage similar commitments from others.

What is the purpose?

The ultimate goal of the Global Alliance is to double the energy productivity of businesses, cities and countries by 2030. Using energy as productively as possible benefits a wide range of sectors by improving economic performance and growth, facilitating energy access around the world, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, driving technological innovation and increasing the reliability and security of energy infrastructure. 

Who is involved? 

Recognizing that specific policy challenges vary from region to region, the Global Alliance provides an international, energy productivity-focused framework for the development of policies and programs that promote greater economic prosperity and a more secure future across all regions. Kandeh Yumkella, CEO and Special Representative of the Secretary General for Sustainable Energy for All, has been named the Global Alliance Steering Committee Chair. Yumkella will lead a group of policymakers and business leaders who will share proven policy solutions. 

What's next?

We're very excited about the potential of this new initiative to support international businesses, cities and countries in their efforts to double energy productivity by the year 2030. Be sure to check out the new Global Alliance website to stay current on updates in the coming weeks and months!