BLOG TO SAVE ENERGY
November 10, 2014
Spotlight: Rep. Tonko and Rep. Kinzinger Support Greater Efficiency in Transportation, Buildings and Beyond
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 second installment focuses on two visionary champions of energy efficiency who serve on the influential House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Il.) from Illinois.
November 6, 2014
In an unexpected wave of victories, Republicans gained at least seven seats in the U.S. Senate and 10 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Election Day. Even though a few seats remain undecided, the Senate majority now rests solidly Republican hands, and the House boasts its largest number of Republicans since the 1920s.
November 3, 2014
The Alliance to Save Energy is privileged to have influential members of Congress serving as our Honorary Vice-Chairs. 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 first installment spotlights the diligent efficiency efforts of Senate Finance Committee Chairman Senator Ron Wyden from Oregon and Senator Rob Portman from Ohio.
October 31, 2014
The Energy 2030: On the Road campaign stop in Fort Worth, Texas marks the seventh stop of the campaign to double U.S. energy productivity. To date, we’ve garnered over 100 endorsements from state and local officials to double our nation’s energy productivity by the year 2030. As we’ve done for each stop in the past, we want to take the opportunity to recognize what the Ft. Worth area is already doing to support energy efficiency.
October 28, 2014
The biggest stage for our nation’s favorite pastime is the World Series, and as fans tune-in to watch the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals fight for the honor to raise the Commissioner’s Trophy we think it is an excellent time to consider how these two teams, and their respective cities, have embraced energy efficiency.
October 25, 2014 :
During ICF International's Energy and Environment Breakfast event on October 23, Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance, and Gene Rodrigues, vice-president of ICF, joined together to address important questions about the future of energy efficiency. Participants asked the panelists to identify a few challenges we may face while working towards the Energy 2030 goal. Both Callahan and Rodrigues explained how developments in efficiency financing will be essential in order to double our nation's energy productivity.
October 22, 2014
Here at the Alliance, we emphasize the wide ranging benefits of energy efficiency. From boosting the U.S. economy to achieving greater energy security, we think it is important to highlight all of its advantages. That being said, the ability for efficiency to benefit our environment and reduce emissions should not be understated, and due to some recent headlines, that’s what we’re focusing on today.
October 19, 2014
In a blog posted earlier this year, we gave an overview of the top 5 most energy efficient NFL stadiums. The stadiums highlighted within that post continue to represent the top tier for energy efficiency, but we are excited to include several new additions to that elite group.
October 16, 2014
As you may have noticed, the energy-saving LED has been making headlines lately. Last week, the Nobel Prize committee honored three scientists with the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for their invention of the blue light-emitting diodes that led to “bright and energy saving white light sources”. In other words, their invention spurred the development of LEDs and revolutionized lighting in a way that hasn’t been seen since Edison.
October 14, 2014 :
Last month at our Energy 2030: New York campaign stop in New York City, we heard local and state government, business and utility leaders tout the benefits of increased energy productivity and its ability to drive economic gains and create jobs. Keynote remarks from former Governor George Pataki (R) highlighted the leadership role New York State has taken in driving investment in energy efficiency, modernizing the electric grid and educating all actors on energy consumption.