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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.
Breaking down barriers for energy efficiency financing is incredibly important for the sector.
During ICF International's Energy and Environment Breakfast event on October 23, Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance, and Gene Rodrigues, vice-president of ICF, joined together to address important questions about the future of energy efficiency. Participants asked the panelists to identify a few challenges we may face while working towards the Energy 2030 goal. Both Callahan and Rodrigues explained how developments in efficiency financing will be essential in order to double our nation's energy productivity.
Increasing building efficiency can substantially impact warming temperatures and increases in emissions.
Here at the Alliance, we emphasize the wide ranging benefits of energy efficiency. From boosting the U.S. economy to achieving greater energy security, we think it is important to highlight all of its advantages. That being said, the ability for efficiency to benefit our environment and reduce emissions should not be understated, and due to some recent headlines, that’s what we’re focusing on today.
Several NFL stadiums have recently made efficiency upgrades.
In a blog posted earlier this year, we gave an overview of the top 5 most energy efficient NFL stadiums. The stadiums highlighted within that post continue to represent the top tier for energy efficiency, but we are excited to include several new additions to that elite group.
Three scientists won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics for developing LED technology.
As you may have noticed, the energy-saving LED has been making headlines lately. Last week, the Nobel Prize committee honored three scientists with the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for their invention of the blue light-emitting diodes that led to “bright and energy saving white light sources”. In other words, their invention spurred the development of LEDs and revolutionized lighting in a way that hasn’t been seen since Edison.

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