Appliance Standards: State-By-State Energy Savings and Job Creation
The Alliance to Save Energy and The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) worked collaboratively to compile 50 state-by-state fact sheets that show how energy efficiency appliance standards are creating jobs and saving consumers money in each state.
The data used in the fact sheets are based on a recent study conducted by ACEEE on appliance standards examining how a net increase in jobs and energy savings is achieved through existing and future federal appliance standards and accelerates the deployment of energy-efficient equipment.
The Effects of Appliance Standards in Each State
Each fact sheet demonstrates the effects of appliance standards in individual states, using historical and prospective estimates based on existing and new standards in planned Department of Energy rulemakings and pending legislation.
The fact sheets demonstrate that standards create historical and prospective benefits in terms of both annual energy savings and avoided annual energy costs for each state. The data cover current home appliances, and some previously overlooked areas that are a part of pending legislation – the Implementation of National Consensus Appliance Agreements Act of 2011 (INCAAA 2011, S. 398).
Energy Savings With INCAAA
ACEEE estimates that INCAAA would, by 2030, save the United States about 850 trillion Btu of energy each year – roughly the energy use of 4.6 million homes. INCAAA also will put more than $50 billion in savings in consumers’ pockets (net present value savings expressed in 2010 $). The methodology for the data in the fact sheets is described in detail in an ACEEE white paper.
The Alliance hopes that appliance standards legislation will continue to receive bipartisan support. With the support of Congress to pass this legislation, it will achieve real savings for taxpayers while increasing business competitiveness — a win-win in today’s economy.