The Alliance operates a number of initiatives at the state and local levels, ranging from advancing the recommendations identified in the Commission’s Energy 2030 report to promoting more stringent building codes.
Energy 2030 on the Road
In June of 2013, the U.S. Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution to support the Energy 2030 goal of doubling our nation’s energy productivity by 2030, which was a critical first step in garnering support for Energy 2030 at the state and local levels. Following that success, the Alliance launched a campaign to encourage elected officials and other civic leaders, through their own actions, pledge to reach the Energy 2030 goal in their communities. The Energy 2030 on the Road across-the-nation tour is building awareness of the Energy 2030 goal and recommendations and creating space for traditional and non-traditional energy productivity advocates at the state and local levels.
Buildings use 40 percent of our energy and 70 percent of our electricity. Reducing energy use in the built environment through the adoption and enforcement of energy codes is one of the quickest, cheapest and cleanest ways to help ensure a sustainable and prosperous future. The Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) promotes the adoption, implementation, and advancement of building energy codes at the state and local level.
Clean & Efficient Energy Program for Public Power (CEEP) is a nationwide initiative to assist public power utilities in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of energy efficiency and renewable energy activities. CEEP gives local utilities the resources and support they need to save energy – and to help their customers do the same.