Saving Energy Is A Priority In President's Budget

Release Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Statement from the Alliance to Save Energy's Rodney Sobin

Washington, D.C., March 4, 2014 – Waste energy? Not this President. Energy efficiency remains a priority for this Administration, as was made clear in President Obama’s Budget Request, released today. The President’s FY 2015 Budget Request resoundingly reaffirms the Administration’s goal of doubling the nation's energy productivity by 2030. Doubling U.S. energy productivity, a measure of GDP per unit of energy consumed, would improve the economy, better the environment, create jobs, and increase our national security.

With calls for robust funding of energy efficiency programs, both at the Department of Energy and in other agencies, the President clearly recognizes that continued investments in energy efficiency are needed to spur innovation in better buildings, advanced vehicles, competitive manufacturing, and smarter energy systems. In particular, the Budget Request challenges State governments to implement effective policies to cut energy waste and modernize the grid through a Race to the Top-style performance based award. The Alliance applauds the President for this unfailing commitment to energy efficiency and clean energy policies.

We look forward to working with the Administration towards its goals of doubling energy productivity, reducing energy waste and strengthening our national resilience.