Thanksgiving is upon us, and here at the Alliance to Save Energy we are excited to celebrate the holiday that is all about food, family and friends. As you prepare to stuff yourself at the dinner table, remember to save some space for energy efficiency. These easy tips will help you reduce energy and save money on fuel and utility costs over the holiday.
A major policy theme leading up to last week’s presidential and congressional elections was the need to increase investments in U.S. infrastructure. While the intensity of campaign rhetoric ebbed and flowed (and at times overflowed), infrastructure was routinely cited by both major party presidential candidates as overdue for attention and resources. President-elect Donald J. Trump and the members of the 115th Congress are generally expected to make a major infrastructure-investment package a priority during the new administration.
This is the third installment in a blog series that identifies key energy efficiency provisions in the comprehensive energy legislation being debated in Congress. Alliance to Save Energy Director of Government Relations Daniel Bresette discussed the importance of building energy codes in the first post in the series, which was followed by a closer look at the sections that address the energy-water nexus in a second entry.
I’m pleased to announce that the Global Alliance for Energy Productivity has formally partnered with The Climate Group to support the EP100 corporate commitment program. Through EP100, companies demonstrate real global leadership by committing to doubling energy productivity within 25 years from a baseline year of 2005 or later. Seven companies have signed up to date, including Alliance to Save Energy Associate Members Johnson Controls, Danfoss, Covestro and Hongbo Group. More companies are expected to announce commitments in Morocco during the 22nd Conference of the Parties.
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Recently, the Alliance, along with the Coca-Cola Foundation and USAID, completed work on the Water for Schools program in South Africa, which repaired water systems and improved water sanitation in seven South African primary schools and their communities.
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At 16 college campuses across California, students are educating  their campus communities about the benefits of energy efficiency through our Green Campus Program.
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The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC) Peer Review of Energy Efficiency (PREE) program is designed to yield a comprehensive review of the energy efficiency needs of a specific country and develop a policy, regulatory and programmatic framework to allow the country to implement a highly effective energy efficiency program for a country. Thus far there have been 10 PREEs conducted throughout APEC.