Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030 Holds Kick-off Dialogue with Energy Secretary Moniz

Release Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014

Today Secretary Moniz welcomed executives from 23 public and private organizations to the U.S. Department of Energy for the first in a series of Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030 roundtable dialogues aimed at identifying pathways for increasing our nation’s energy productivity.

Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030 — a partnership between the Department of Energy, Alliance to Save Energy and Council on Competitiveness — will host additional dialogues in Raleigh, North Carolina, Seattle, Washington and Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2015 with the goal of bringing together national leaders to co-create a roadmap for doubling U.S. energy productivity by 2030. 

“I was thrilled to see top policymakers and executives from a wide range of influential organizations in the same room sharing success stories and best practices for increasing energy productivity,” said Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy.  “Today’s gathering identified innovative approaches to doubling energy productivity which will be further explored as we host dialogues across the country in 2015.”

Dialogue participants represented a broad array of business sectors and included strong participation from Alliance Board of Director and Associate member companies including 3M, Cree Inc., Danfoss North America, The Dow Chemical Company, Hannon Armstrong, Ingersoll Rand, Johnson Controls Inc., National Grid US, New York Power Authority, Opower, Schneider Electric, Seattle City Light, United Technologies Corporation, and Whirlpool Corporation.

To further amplify awareness and garner endorsements of the goal across the U.S., the Alliance will organize broader Energy 2030 On the Road events in union with the Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030 dialogues, as well as stand-alone events in Boston, Massachusetts, San Francisco, California and Lexington, Kentucky.  

 “Seattle City Light sponsored the Alliance’s inaugural Energy 2030 On the Road event in 2013, gathering over 100 EE experts and garnering the first public endorsements of our shared goal.  We are thrilled to welcome Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030 to Seattle next year for a more robust discussion aimed at identifying concrete industry practices and policies to double energy productivity,” said Jorge Carrasco, GM and CEO of Seattle City Light and Co-Chair, Alliance Board of Directors.