Alliance Applauds Efficiency Focus in President's Climate Plan

Release Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Statement from the Alliance to Save Energy’s Rob Mosher

"Today President Obama outlined his vision to cut carbon pollution that impacts our communities while keeping our economy strong – with energy efficiency playing a major role. We are thrilled that Obama’s Climate Plan follows through on his State of the Union address and the Alliance to Save Energy’s Energy 2030 goal to double U.S. energy productivity by 2030. If we can achieve this goal, the U.S. can cut carbon emissions by a third below 2005 levels and reduce nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide by about one half.

"We can be more productive with our energy today. By reaching this shared goal, the U.S. could add 1.3 million jobs, save businesses $169 million annually, reduce energy costs for American families by more than $1,000 a year, boost GDP up to 2%, and drive the kind of innovation that makes our economy more competitive. As the president said, these decisions will have a profound impact on our country years from now.

"The Alliance applauds the president's call for enhancing appliance standards, developing heavy duty vehicle fuel economy standards, strengthening federal building efficiency, expanding the Better Buildings Challenge, and renewing emphasis on efficiency through USDA and HUD programs. We look forward to working with the Administration to advance his vision and goals over the coming months and years to strengthen our economy and our environment.”

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