President Obama's Conference on Rising Oil, Gas Prices Prompts Renewed Call for Increased Energy Efficiency by Alliance | Alliance to Save Energy

President Obama's Conference on Rising Oil, Gas Prices Prompts Renewed Call for Increased Energy Efficiency by Alliance

Release Date: Friday, March 11, 2011

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Washington, D.C. – The Alliance to Save Energy echoed President Obama’s call at today’s White House news conference for bipartisan cooperation by members of Congress to advance energy efficiency as oil and gas prices continue to rise.

“The Alliance strongly believes that energy efficiency is a policy that transcends party differences because it strengthens our nation’s economic and energy security, and we applaud the president for working to advance energy efficiency on a bipartisan basis,” said Alliance President Kateri Callahan

She added, “The Alliance has long called for energy efficiency to be viewed as America’s ‘first fuel,’ because it is a cost-effective resource that returns more than its initial investment.  It is also the quickest, cheapest, cleanest way to extend our limited energy supplies while protecting our economy, environment and national security.”

The Alliance commends the Obama Administration’s cooperative efforts with U.S. automakers to manufacture fuel-efficient cars in the U.S. and its support for development of highly-efficient advanced batteries, both of which employ U.S. workers in the pursuit of a clean energy economy.

The Alliance urges drivers to be more fuel efficient and points them to an array of tips on the organization’s Drive Smarter Challenge website. 

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The Alliance to Save Energy is a coalition of prominent business, government, environmental, and consumer leaders who promote the efficient and clean use of energy worldwide to benefit consumers, the environment, the economy and national security.