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As Chair of the Energy Efficiency Global Forum’s International Steering Committee, I am looking forward to welcoming many of you to Copenhagen May 21-22. Now in its eleventh year, EE Global is the premier international energy efficiency event, and this year’s agenda will focus on innovation, investment, impact and the role of global policy in both developed and developing countries.

The International Steering Committee is the governance body for EE Global and consists of the “who’s who” of international energy efficiency across all regions of the world. I have had the privilege of serving on the ISC for many years and attending nearly all EE Global events,...

Ports are using more energy and spending more money on it than they would if they adopted electrified equipment. These two ports are showing the way to an electrified future.
Roughly 5 percent of electrical energy is lost during transmission and distribution. Microgrids can save energy by minimizing those losses -- and they bring several additional benefits.
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.