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The Alliance emphasized to DOE the potential of connected products to optimize energy use and achieve energy savings that go beyond component-level efficiency savings, in both commercial and residential buildings.
Improving energy efficiency at home can keep you warmer this winter with a modest investment that will pay off in bill savings.
Federal policies aimed at making transportation more energy-efficient have been a key tool in the battle against air pollution to protect both human health and the environment – and need to be protected and expanded.
One in five households forgo necessities like food and medicine in order to pay energy bills, forcing difficult trade-offs that impact well-being. Energy efficiency policies today can bring long-term improvements.
The California laws will help make electric vehicles and their low operating costs more accessible to low-income residents.
In the face of increasing cost and devastation due to extreme weather and climate events, the U.S. has forced devastated communities to rebuild and replace damaged buildings and infrastructure to the same outdated standards. Now, Congress has acted to increase the resilience of communities most prone to future disasters and encouraged energy efficiency measures that will save taxpayers money.
IEA's report shows how global leaders could use energy efficiency to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions while the world economy expands. Instead, the report notes, top nations are investing far more in the continued development and consumption of fossil fuels.
The authors believe that “aggressive policies addressing energy efficiency are central in keeping 1.5°C within reach and lowering energy system and mitigation costs.”
These provisions may not garner the same level of excitement as the increased funding levels, but they are just as important, if not more so, because they ensure that the allocated funds are used in the correct manner.
The plan sets out a vision for a more resilient city with improved quality of life for all residents through five focus areas, including energy efficiency and sustainable transportation.

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