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Energy efficiency is transforming from an important, but perhaps detached, set of goals, activities, regulations and outcomes designed to reduce costs or protect natural resources. Now energy efficiency is integral to the new technologies, systems and solutions we develop and deploy.
Several states and municipalities are already prioritizing electric vehicle affordability and access. Their approaches show how to make EVs a reality nationwide.
Saving water and energy are two issues that are greatly interconnected.
Our water and energy resources are deeply interconnected through pervasive, though often invisible, linkages. Every drop of water delivered to a household requires energy for water extraction, purification, transport and treatment after use.
It seems these days you can’t swing a dead cat in D.C. without hitting someone talking about infrastructure. What’s not getting a lot of ink is what’s at stake for energy efficiency – which is a lot.
Los Angeles skyline

California is known around the world for its beautiful beaches, abundant sunshine and unique culture. But did you know that the state is also known for being one of the most energy-efficient states in the country and among the lowest in per capita energy consumption?

We’re heading to Los Angeles on Feb. 23 with a bipartisan group of congressional staff to learn from local leaders and experts in energy efficiency. As part of the trip, we’ll be holding a Policy Perspectives briefing in downtown LA to hear from energy efficiency innovators in the region. We hope to see you there.

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by Clay Nesler, Vice President, Global Sustainability and Industry Initiatives, Johnson Controls

In a recent Request for Information , the U.S. Department of Energy requested feedback on the potential advantages and disadvantages of introducing flexibilities in the U.S. Appliance and Equipment Energy Conservation Standards program such as average efficiency standards, feebate programs, credit trading or other market-based approaches. While stakeholders are currently weighing in on the request, these innovative approaches also provide new opportunities for increasing energy efficiency outside the scope of the standards program. In fact, a combination of strong minimum energy performance standards...

Olympic flag
When PyeongChang, South Korea, was chosen to hold the 2018 Winter Olympics, its organizing committee, PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG), set out on an ambitious course to showcase their country as a model for delivering a world class event in an environmentally sustainable fashion.
The Alliance is thrilled to be taking the Energy Efficiency Global Forum (EE Global) abroad once again – we’re heading to Copenhagen May 21-22.
Man installing air conditioning system.
As of 2018, the costs of certain energy efficiency improvements can now be immediately deducted as business expenses rather than recovered more gradually through depreciation. Learn more about the changes in three questions with industry leaders.
Congress is considering slashing federal investment in energy efficiency. The House of Representatives passed a bill in late July that cuts several energy efficiency programs by roughly half, while the Senate has advanced a bill that would largely protect current funding levels. This post is part of a blog series examining what’s at stake as Congress works toward a final spending deal for the remainder of the fiscal year.