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Alliance to Save Energy president Kateri Callahan opened day two at the 9th annual Energy Efficiency Global Forum with a morning plenary session, Doubling Energy Productivity Through Government Leadership. The session, featuring thought leaders from diverse industry sectors, provided important insight into international efforts to advance energy efficiency and double energy productivity. Read on for a recap and to learn about the potential for the significant roles of energy productivity and government leadership in achieving the goals of the Paris climate agreement.
Read on for a summary of the following sessions: - Examining the energy-water nexus: How can we scale up efforts to meet the critical need for energy and water efficiency in water infrastructure and end uses? - Creating more, using less: How can we leverage continuous improvement and lean processes to double energy productivity in manufacturing?
Read on for a summary of the following sessions: - Subnational governments: How are they serving as living policy laboratories? - Doubling energy productivity: How are private sector commitments and best practices advancing global energy productivity policies?
Read on for a summary of the following sessions: - Big investments: what are the best financing mechanisms for helping small and medium enterprises value and drive energy efficiency? - Carbon scoring: How can capital markets be used as a substitute for a carbon tax?
Read on for a summary of the following sessions: - Intelligent efficiency: How can systems-level integration and intelligence reduce building energy consumption and operating costs? - Utility of the future: How are emerging technologies transforming the utility industry?
The Alliance to Save Energy proudly kicked off the 9th annual EE Global Forum by recognizing three significant contributors to the cause of advancing energy efficiency at the EE Visionary Awards Luncheon. This year, the Alliance’s EE Visionary Awards honored energy-efficient campuses around the world.
Kelly Speakes-Backman commenced the EE Global Opening Plenary this afternoon with an overview of the Alliance to Save Energy’s exciting EE Global announcements, including the newly-released Global Alliance Roadmap Playbook and the Systems Efficiency Initiative Year One Sum of its Parts Report. Following the session’s introduction, Speakes-Backman introduced her fellow panelists and dove into the Opening Plenary panel discussion, Electrifying the Economy: Driving Energy Productivity in the Digital Age. What followed was a robust discussion of the ways in which the energy system of the future is being shaped by increased grid connectivity, information technologies and the diversified use of electricity across the economy. Speakes-Backman was joined onstage by Roger Flanagan, managing director at Lockheed Martin Energy, Laurie Giammona, senior vice president and chief customer officer at PG&E Company, Dave Szczupak, EVP of global product organization at Whirlpool Corporation and Thomas Kuhn, president, Edison Electric Institute (EEI).
Read on for a summary of the following sessions: - Beyond COP21: What role will energy efficiency play in the post-COP era? - Beyond Clean Power Plan: How do you design a regulatory framework for utilities that drives energy efficiency and climate mitigation?
Read on for a summary of the following sessions: - Increasing EE through connected systems: How can communities take into account holistic system efficiency from day one? - Buildings of the Future: How do we design and construct energy-efficient, resilient and climate adaptive buildings?
Read on for a summary of the following sessions: - Internet of Things: How are advances in connectivity driving energy efficiency and enhancing the consumer experience? - Transforming transportation: How are we leveraging information and communications technologies to improve mobility and enhance efficiency?

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