As we look ahead to the swearing in of President-elect Donald Trump next week, we pause to reflect on the accomplishments of the last eight years under President Obama in continuing a bipartisan tradition of supporting energy efficiency through smart federal policy. Dating back to President Ronald Reagan, who signed the first efficiency standards into law in 1987, every administration – Democrat and Republican – has supported efficiency, including major gains under President George W. Bush. Like his predecessor, President Obama has been a champion of energy efficiency, and as he prepares to leave the White House, we extend our gratitude for the significant progress we’ve made under his tenure. Here are some highlights:
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently released its second installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER 1.2), a report that focuses on the challenges facing our current and future electricity system. As with many other recent U.S. and international reports investigating these issues, increasing energy efficiency through smart energy management policies has a prominent role in any solution.
Today marks the first day of winter. While it can be a fun season of playing in the snow or staying cozy at home with some hot cocoa, winter also often means higher utility bills. Simply heating your home can easily become one of the biggest expenses, so make sure to stay warm and energy efficient this winter season with five tips on how to offset the costs of heating.
‘Tis the season of giving, and what better way to get into the holiday spirit than by buying gifts that are good for the planet (and good for your wallet)? Make your family and friends glow with joy - and save them lots of money on their energy bills - with our guide to some of the best energy efficient products of 2016.
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The Alliance’s Watergy™ program in Philippines was initiated in 2004 to with funding from the U.S.-Asia Environmental Partnership (US-AEP), a program of the U.S. Agency for International Development. The Alliance s partnered with two water districts in Iloilo and Cebu to carry out a municipal water and energy efficiency program in the Philippines. The main objectives of the Philippines Watergy™ program were to improve overall system efficiency in municipal water systems, and to create efficiency models based upon capacity building partnerships with local water and wastewater municipal entities to ensure sustainability within the country. The program ended in December 2005.
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In a packed press conference on June 19, the Alliance to Save Energy led a broad group of energy efficiency advocates in calling for the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 1000) to be brought to the Senate floor for a vote.
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April 29, 2014 Dear Chairman Upton and Representative Waxman: