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01/31/13

Experts to Unveil Plan to Double U.S. Energy Productivity by 2030

February 7, 2013 - 9:00 am

National Press Club - Washington, D.C.

WHAT

Innovative recommendations of the Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy to double U.S. energy productivity by 2030 through investments, modernization and education will be unveiled by business, government and nonprofit leaders and the Alliance to Save Energy.

The Alliance Commission’s research-based recommendations hold the potential to:

  • Significantly increase the nation’s GDP;
  • Create more jobs for Americans;
  • Modernize buildings and equipment to expand energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions;
  • Invest in technologies that will increase comfort and savings in homes and workplaces; and
  • Educate students and the public about using less energy.

The bipartisan Commission, comprised of 20 energy experts representing a diverse set of industries, is co-chaired by Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and National Grid President Tom King. The Commission also boasts four international and seven technical advisers.

WHO

  • Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.)
  • Tom King, President, National Grid USA
  • Former New York Governor George E. Pataki, Chadbourne & Parke, Pataki-Cahill Group
  • Dr. Dan Arvizu, Director, Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory  
  • Alex Laskey, President & Founder, Opower
  • Eisuke Tsuyuzaki, Chief Technology Officer, Panasonic Corporation North America
  • Michael Eckhart, Managing Director & Global Head of Environmental Finance & Sustainability, Citigroup
  • Kateri Callahan, President, Alliance to Save Energy
  • Michael P. Melaniphy, President & CEO, American Public Transportation Association
  • Sherri Goodman, Senior Vice President, CNA

The Commissioners will be available for interviews immediately following the news conference.

WHERE 

National Press Club

14th & F Streets, NW 13th Floor

Washington, DC 20045

WHEN

Thursday, February 7, 2013 – 9:00 a.m. EDT

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