Sound energy policy can remove barriers to employing energy efficiency at the local, state, regional, and national levels. The Alliance to Save Energy promotes energy efficiency policies that are meaningful, politically viable, and implementable—and will in turn help consumers and businesses save money.
Whether on Capitol Hill, at the U.S. Department of Energy, or in the White House, the Alliance to Save Energy often plays a key role in developing and influencing federal energy efficiency policy. The Alliance analyzes proposed legislation, takes part in negotiations over standards, and puts forth new and innovative ideas to help the U.S. improve its energy productivity.
States and localities have primary responsibility for many policy areas that have a great impact on energy use and efficiency, including building codes, utility regulation, and community planning. The Alliance works with other stakeholders to develop and promote successful state and local energy efficiency policies.
The Alliance formed the Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy in early 2012 to identify a set of public policies to significantly increase U.S. energy productivity and save billions of dollars. In 2013, the Commission released Energy 2030, a set of energy policy recommendations to help the U.S. reach the bold but attainable goal of doubling national energy productivity by 2030. The Alliance and the Commission continue their work to implement all 55 recommendations at the federal, state, and local levels.
The Alliance amplifies its message on Capitol Hill and at the state and local level through a robust advocacy program. Our Efficiency NOW Advocates are a coalition of over 40,000 individuals who take action by urging lawmakers to support a host of energy efficiency initiatives and legislation.