The Alliance to Save Energy’s Energy 2030 campaign sets the ambitious policy goal of doubling U.S. energy productivity by 2030 through a set of policy recommendations. The Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy established the goal and set the recommendations in 2012.
The U.S. can achieve this goal of doubling energy productivity by 2030 with currently available technology and design practices. Doubling energy productivity by 2030 could:
- Reduce the amount of energy needed to run the American economy and the price of energy for U.S. consumers.
- Produce $327 billion in net annual savings to American households, businesses, and government agencies.
- Decouple economic growth and energy demand for the first time in recent history.
- Increase our national security by dramatically reducing our need for foreign energy sources and creating greater resilience.
The Energy 2030 goal is supported at the Federal level as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, and at the state and local level, with the U.S. Conference of Mayors adopting a resolution to support the goal at their annual meeting, and a number of
What is energy productivity?
Energy productivity is a calculation of dollar of GDP produced per energy consumed. Increasing energy productivity means producing more goods & services using less energy. Doubling our nation’s energy productivity will save money, create jobs, reduce energy waste, and improve our national security.
How do we accomplish the Energy 2030 goal?
Invest in energy productivity in all sectors of the economy
Modernize U.S. infrastructure, buildings, transportation, and equipment
Educate consumers, business leaders, and policymakers to encourage smarter energy use