On October 3, the Alliance held Great Energy Efficiency Day - Part II, where members of the Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy (EE Commission) unveiled a highly anticipated series of policy reports. The EE Commission, a diverse, bipartisan group, aims to reach consensus on a set of federal policies to double energy productivity between 2011 and 2030 and make the United States one of the world’s most energy-efficient economies.

Gary Guzy, deputy director for the White House Council on Environmental Quality and Roland Risser, building technologies program manager for the U.S. Department of Energy, provided keynote remarks. EE Commissioners who spoke at the event included:

  • Dr. Dan Arvizu, Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Anthony Eggert, Executive Director, The Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy, UC Davis
  • Curt Rich, Vice President of Energy and Environmental Policy, UTC
  • Susan Story, President and CEO, Southern Company Services
  • Susan Tierney, Managing Principal, Analysis Group

The EE Commission shared which policies have proven successful enough to serve as models - and which have not. If you missed your chance to hear the results directly from the leaders in energy and environmental policy leading this landmark initiative, check back for our news article reviewing the event.

Launched in 2004, Great Energy Efficiency Day (GEED) has quickly become a “must attend” public discussion on the need for, and benefits of, energy efficiency. GEED events draw more than 300 stakeholders from business, industry, government, academia, and media to discuss the most pressing issues and advances in energy efficiency.

GEED II was held in conjunction with the 20th annual Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner. For more information about either event, visit ase.org/events.

Opening and Welcome Remarks 9:00 am - 9:20 am

Kateri Callahan
Alliance to Save Energy

Keynote Remarks 9:20 am - 9:35 am

Gary Guzy
Deputy Director
Council on Environmental Quality

Unsung Hero Award Presentation 9:35 am - 9:55 am

Roland Risser
Building Technologies Program Manager
U.S. Department of Energy

National Commission on Energy Efficiency Policy 9:55 am - 11:30 am

Susan Tierney
Managing Principal
Analysis Group
Dr. Dan Arvizu
Director and Chief Executive
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Anthony Eggert
Executive Director
UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy
Curt Rich
Vice President of Energy and Environmental Policy
Susan Story
President and CEO
Southern Company Services