Green Button Online Tool to Help Consumers Save Energy at Home

Release Date: Thursday, March 22, 2012

White House & Alliance Associates Support Green Button Initiative

On March 22, 2012, the Alliance to Save Energy applauded the promotion of the new Green Button initiative, which will help consumers better understand, manage and cut their energy consumption through online data displays.

“For 35 years the Alliance to Save Energy has engaged with consumers about ways to save energy and money through energy efficiency,” said Alliance to Save Energy President Kateri Callahan.

“Now with Green Button, more people will be empowered to understand their energy use and take advantage of energy efficiency – which we see as the ‘first fuel’ and the key to managing our nation’s energy consumption,” added Callahan.

“Today, nine utilities and six other electricity suppliers are embracing this White House call-to-action to provide consumers with easy-to-understand data about their household energy use with a simple click of an online Green Button allowing them to use a growing array of online services to manage energy use and lower energy bills. Among the early adopters are Alliance Associates Pacific Gas & Electric, Opower, Schneider Electric and the U.S. Green Building Council. Southern California Edison also plans to offer the Green Button to its customers later this year.

“Energy efficiency is the quickest, cleanest and cheapest way to increase energy security, create a cleaner environment and achieve a healthier economy. The White House initiative has helped bring industries together to create a powerful tool. The Alliance joined many others in a recent letter to the White House to support more efforts like Green Button that can make energy efficiency education – and adoption – just a click away,” said Callahan.

More on Green Button & Digital Energy Tools

Alliance to Save Energy Media Contacts

Ronnie Kweller 202-530-2203; 202-276-9327; rkweller@ase.org

Monique O’Grady 202-530-2217; 703-582-8550; mogrady@ase.org