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Plans to double US energy productivity unveiled

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In support of the President’s goal to double US energy productivity by 2030, Secretary Moniz has unveiled a strategic plan which explores a path businesses, state and local governments, consumers and other stakeholders can use to achieve this goal.

The report entitled, Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030: A Strategic Roadmap for American Energy Innovation, Economic Growth, and Competitiveness, identifies proven and effective strategies and actions to advance energy efficiency. The strategies include:

  • States securing energy productivity through setting and updating vehicle and product codes and standards, and providing energy performance information to consumers.
  • Utilities and regulators designing rates and related policies that more effectively align energy efficiency with utility business models.
  • Businesses reinvesting avoided energy costs.

The Roadmap also focuses on scalable actions that have the potential to reduce energy consumption and support economic growth.

"Cutting energy waste and doubling energy productivity will help American families save money on their energy bills, enable businesses to produce more while using less energy and strengthen the US clean energy economy. This roadmap provides a path for families, businesses and governments, among others, to follow. By taking steps to increase efficiency and cut waste, the US will be more competitive globally and will see direct and long-lasting benefits for decades to come,” commented Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

“This Roadmap makes the compelling competitiveness case for a doubling of national energy productivity – as an engine for job creation; economic growth; a more globally-competitive manufacturing base; and a greater standard of living for every American,” added Council on Competitiveness President and CEO Deborah L. Wince-Smith.

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