Energy-efficient countries do more while using less – such as powering more buildings and getting clean water to more citizens while using less energy to do it.
Benefits of an Energy-Efficient World
Energy use in every region of the world has increased over the past two decades. All countries could do more to cut down on energy waste and save the world’s energy resources. Energy efficiency provides a solution to some of today's greatest challenges: it can reduce energy costs, contribute to job growth, and improve the lives of people worldwide, all while reducing environmental damage.
How the Alliance Helps Countries Save Energy
Since the Alliance to Save Energy was launched in 1977, countries around the world have made vast improvements in energy efficiency that have helped slow the growth of global energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Today, developing and transitioning countries represent particularly strong opportunities for promoting energy-efficient goods and services due to their rapid urbanization and new market frontiers.
At the Alliance, we build coalitions with key stakeholders and work with local partners around the world to implement programs that create lasting improvements in energy efficiency. Drawing on the expertise of the Alliance’s U.S.-based staff and its experts in India, Mexico, South Africa, Armenia, Ukraine, and Vietnam, the Alliance has carried out international programs in more than 30 countries in water and energy efficiency, transportation planning, industrial energy efficiency, municipal energy efficiency, and municipal financing.