04/24/13

Support Grows for Energy Efficiency Policy Adoption

 

The topic of energy efficiency isn’t limited to the Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy. Around the same time that we released Energy2030, three other influential organizations – the National Association of Manufacturers, the Business Roundtable, and the Bipartisan Policy Center – also released policy recommendations that included energy efficiency. The Alliance has reviewed these recommendations and developed a side-by-side comparison. We look forward to working with these groups to advocate for smart energy efficiency policies during the 113th Congress.  

 

 

An expanded version of the comparison below can be found by clicking on the PDF file above. 
 

Alliance to Save Energy
Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy
Energy 2030 Recommendations:
1.0 Unleash Investment

 

Bipartisan Policy Center Strategic Energy Policy Initiative
America’s Energy Resurgence: Sustaining Success, Confronting Challenges

 

Business Roundtable Taking Action on Energy
A CEO Vision for America’s Energy Future

 

National Association of Manufacturers'
Energy Efficiency Task Force
Federal Policies to Promote Building Sector Energy Efficiency

 

Make financing more easily available for energy efficiency projects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Enable institutional investors to buy energy efficiency financial obligations on a large scale

 

 

 

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1.2 Establish state and local financing programs

 

 

 

 

 

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1.3 Ensure household energy and transportation costs are considered in mortgage underwriting

 

 

 

 

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Advance energy productivity through federal tax reform

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.4 Reform federal energy efficiency tax incentives to focus on high efficiency technologies

 

 

 

 

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1.5 Adjust depreciation schedules

 

 

 

 

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Support energy productivity innovation and market adoption

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.6 Increase federal investment in R&D, demonstration, deployment, and tech. assistance

 

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Governments lead by example

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.7 Apply best practices to govt. buildings and vehicles

 

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1.8 Make all cost-effective energy efficiency improvements to federal buildings using public-private financing

 

 

 

 

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Checkmark indicates a policy recommendation that corresponds to an Energy 2030 recommendation.

 

Plus sign indicates a policy recommendation that relates or partially corresponds to an Energy 2030 recommendation.

 

 

 

 

Energy 2030 Recommendations:
2.0 Modernize Regulations and Infrastructure

 

Bipartisan Policy Center Strategic Energy Policy Initiative

 

Business Roundtable Taking Action on Energy

 

National Association of Manufacturers' Energy Efficiency Task Force

 

“Race to the Top” style energy productivity competition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.1 Incentivize innovation in state and local governments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use energy productivity to achieve regulatory and planning goals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.2 Adopt all cost-effective demand-side management strategies

 

 

 

 

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2.3 Improve transportation and land use plans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.4 Use energy efficiency as an emissions reduction strategy

 

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2.5 Ensure government and regulated infrastructure spending on energy grids increases energy productivity

 

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Strengthen building, equipment, and vehicle efficiency standards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.6 Increase building energy code stringency

 

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2.7 Update all federal efficiency standards for appliances, equipment, vehicles, etc. to feasible and justified levels

 

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Checkmark indicates a policy recommendation that corresponds to an Energy 2030 recommendation.

 

Plus sign indicates a policy recommendation that relates or partially corresponds to an Energy 2030 recommendation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Energy 2030 Recommendations:
3.0 Educate and Engage

 

Bipartisan Policy Center Strategic Energy Policy Initiative

 

Business Roundtable Taking Action on Energy

 

National Association of Manufacturers' Energy Efficiency Task Force

 

Provide information on building energy efficiency and energy use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.1 Develop building energy ratings, benchmarks, and disclosure for residential and commercial buildings

 

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3.2 Ensure customer and authorized third-party access to energy use information

 

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3.3. Develop harmonized energy use labels for appliances and vehicles that coordinate with building energy labels

 

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Improve corporate energy management and transparency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.4 Manage corporate energy use and report on energy productivity

 

 

 

 

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Develop education consumers and trained technicians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.5 Develop school and university curricula on energy use

 

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Additional recommendation not included in Energy 2030

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendation for state flexibility and using effective federal policy guidelines for cost-effective state programs. [Could apply to multiple recommendation categories above.]

 

 

 

 

Checkmark indicates a policy recommendation that corresponds to an Energy 2030 recommendation.

 

Plus sign indicates a policy recommendation that relates or partially corresponds to an Energy 2030 recommendation.