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POLICY and advocacy

As a bipartisan organization, the Alliance has a 40-year track record of success in convening a wide array of stakeholders and accomplishing legislative wins. There has long been broad support for energy efficiency in Washington, and the Alliance believes the time is now to expand that support and pass bolder policy solutions.

Strong energy efficiency policies over the past 40 years have enabled the United States to double its energy productivity since 1980, leading to a host of benefits including billions of tons in avoided emissions and trillions of dollars in energy bill savings. But study after study has shown that there is still massive potential to take these savings even further – and challenges such as the threat of climate change, remaining gaps in household energy burden, and a changing grid structure call for a smarter, more aggressive policy approach that doubles our gains again. We also need policy that reflects a wave of innovation unlocking new ways to enhance energy efficiency across the board. There has long been broad support for energy efficiency in Washington, and the Alliance believes the time is now to expand that support and pass bolder policy solutions.

As a bipartisan organization, the Alliance has a 40-year track record of success in convening a wide array of stakeholders and accomplishing legislative wins. Our forward-thinking approach supports energy efficiency in all sectors – from standards covering common household appliances to building out infrastructure for electric vehicles. We also believe that energy efficiency investments are one of the best tools we have for responding to the economic fallout of COVID-19: These investments are proven to rapidly create jobs, save consumers and businesses money, and build resilience against other crises such as the effects of climate change.

We’re advocating every day for the most high-impact energy efficiency policies to meet today’s challenges. Learn more about our policy priorities by exploring the links above and find out ways you can take action.

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The Alliance engages energy efficiency experts on timely policy topics to inform our legislative work and regulatory agenda. Find more information about our active committees below, and check back as new committees are formed in response to legislative interest and need. And to experience all the benefits of becoming an Alliance Associate, join us here

Buildings Subcommittee

The purpose of the Buildings Subcommittee is to provide expertise on the Alliance’s legislative and regulatory agenda to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions in buildings. The Buildings Subcommittee supports the Alliance’s policy team in its efforts to advance strong energy efficiency and emission reduction policies and strategies, while ensuring there is equitable distribution of the benefits achieved by energy efficiency efforts. Please contact Mikelann Scerbo (mscerbo@ase.org) to learn more about the Buildings Subcommittee's work and how to join. 

Tax Subcommittee 

This subcommittee serves as the sounding board and launching pad for the Alliance’s efforts to modernize and expand tax incentives to properly encourage energy efficiency in the built environment. This includes evaluating policy questions, sharing information, identifying political opportunities, and working to build coalitions and advocacy strategies that can get our policy priorities signed into law. The committee focuses both on near-term opportunities to expand existing incentives while also looking ahead to new and innovative approaches for using the tax code to encourage efficiency. Please contact Ben Evans (bevans@ase.org) to learn more about the Tax Subcommittee's current work and how to join. 

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