The Energy 2040 Commission
In 2012, in the wake of the Great Recession, the Alliance convened the Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy, bringing together leaders from business, government, and academia with the goal to double the nation’s energy productivity by 2030. The resulting policy framework, Energy 2030, played a vital role in driving economic growth and job creation.
A decade later, the landscape has shifted, and we face even greater challenges. Our new mandate is to achieve a clean energy future, balancing rising electrical demand with rapidly decarbonizing generation. Achieving a just energy transition will mean keeping energy reliable and affordable while ensuring that every community and customer is included. It will require a generational investment in our energy infrastructure.
A decade later, the landscape has shifted, and we face even greater challenges. Our new mandate is to make energy efficiency the most impactful, cost-effective driver of the just energy transition, reducing domestic emissions by 40%, while advancing equity, reliability, and affordability for customers.