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Sens. Shaheen and Collins have advocated for energy efficiency throughout their careers.
The Alliance to Save Energy is privileged to have 17 influential Members of Congress serving as honorary members of our Board of Directors. Through their strong leadership, the Alliance has continued to advocate for the advancement of energy efficiency to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and energy security. In this series, we will highlight the excellent work of our Honorary Vice-Chairs and the states they represent. In this fifth installment, we will recognize the impressive work that has been done to advance energy efficiency by Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Senator Susan Collins of Maine.
With midterm elections wrapped up and the 113th Congress almost in the books, the House of Representatives usher in new leaders slated to take over a variety of important Committee leadership roles in preparation for the 114th Congress.
After nearly six months, the comment period for EPA’s Clean Power Plan has concluded. The Plan aims to limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants while affording states great flexibility to develop compliance approaches that most suit their contexts.
Burgess and Welch have shown leadership in energy efficiency.
The Alliance to Save Energy is privileged to have 17 influential Members of Congress serving as honorary members of our Board of Directors. Through their strong leadership, the Alliance has continued to advocate for the advancement of energy efficiency to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and energy security. In this series, we will highlight the excellent work of our Honorary Vice-Chairs and the states they represent. This fourth installment highlights the work of two passionate efficiency advocates from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Michael Burgess from Texas and Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont.
Thanksgiving is the least energy consuming holiday — and provides the opportunity for the Alliance to say "thanks"!
Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and we are all excited about having family and friends together for the celebration. Besides the amazing food, the magical Macy’s Day parade and the four day weekend, Thanksgiving is an Alliance favorite because it’s the least energy consuming holiday!
It is essential to teach students about the importance of energy efficiency.
If you’ve been reading the news lately, you’ve probably noticed that school districts and universities are jumping on the energy efficiency bandwagon, taking advantage of rebates and incentives offered by local utilities to upgrade their facilities and lower their energy costs. So what’s the fuss about?
Senators Warner and Murkowski have shown leadership in energy efficiency policy.
The Alliance to Save Energy is privileged to have 17 influential Members of Congress serving as honorary members of our Board of Directors. Through their strong leadership, the Alliance has continued to advocate for the advancement of energy efficiency to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and energy security. In this series, we will highlight the excellent work of our Honorary Vice-Chairs and the states they represent. The third installment will consider the strong leadership of Alliance Honorary Board Chair Senator Mark Warner of Virginia and Chairman to-be of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) has proposed action that makes no economic, business or good policy sense. In a complete reversal of the consumer and business-friendly decision the ACC made in 2010, the Commission now is proposing to eliminate the state’s Energy Efficiency Standards [EES] — standards that have been delivering hundreds of millions of dollars in energy cost savings to Arizonans.
Last week, President Barack Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping took a historic step by announcing their nations’ commitment to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Under the new agreement, the U.S. will build upon existing efforts and reduce emissions 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2025. China is committing to reduce its carbon intensity (carbon emissions per unit of GDP) by 40-45% and increase its use of clean energy sources by 20% by 2030 or earlier. This announcement is significant in many ways, as China is one of the world’s biggest polluters and together the U.S. and China are responsible for 45% of total global emissions.
Energy efficiency investments are making a huge impact worldwide.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently released its annual Energy Efficiency Market Report 2014. The report shows the overwhelmingly positive impact energy efficiency has had on a global scale. In 2012, global investment in energy efficiency was between $310 billion and $360 billion, which is an increase over the approximately $300 billion spent in 2011. IEA expects energy efficiency investment to grow as countries embrace the many benefits energy efficiency offers.

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