The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently released its second installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER 1.2), a report that focuses on the challenges facing our current and future electricity system. As with many other recent U.S. and international reports investigating these issues, increasing energy efficiency through smart energy management policies has a prominent role in any solution.
Today marks the first day of winter. While it can be a fun season of playing in the snow or staying cozy at home with some hot cocoa, winter also often means higher utility bills. Simply heating your home can easily become one of the biggest expenses, so make sure to stay warm and energy efficient this winter season with five tips on how to offset the costs of heating.
‘Tis the season of giving, and what better way to get into the holiday spirit than by buying gifts that are good for the planet (and good for your wallet)? Make your family and friends glow with joy - and save them lots of money on their energy bills - with our guide to some of the best energy efficient products of 2016.

An Alliance to Save Energy analysis of the Energy Information Administration’s latest Annual Energy Outlook confirms that the decisions we make today on energy efficiency policy will have enormous consequences on how much energy we use in the coming decades and how much consumers pay in energy bills.

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) on September 15. This version of the AEO is particularly important because it’s the first to include extensive policy updates that occurred in 2015. Specifically, this version fully incorporates the many appliance...

Thanksgiving is upon us, and here at the Alliance to Save Energy we are excited to celebrate the holiday that is all about food, family and friends. As you prepare to stuff yourself at the dinner table, remember to save some space for energy efficiency. These easy tips will help you reduce energy and save money on fuel and utility costs over the holiday.
A major policy theme leading up to last week’s presidential and congressional elections was the need to increase investments in U.S. infrastructure. While the intensity of campaign rhetoric ebbed and flowed (and at times overflowed), infrastructure was routinely cited by both major party presidential candidates as overdue for attention and resources. President-elect Donald J. Trump and the members of the 115th Congress are generally expected to make a major infrastructure-investment package a priority during the new administration.
This is the third installment in a blog series that identifies key energy efficiency provisions in the comprehensive energy legislation being debated in Congress. Alliance to Save Energy Director of Government Relations Daniel Bresette discussed the importance of building energy codes in the first post in the series, which was followed by a closer look at the sections that address the energy-water nexus in a second entry.
I’m pleased to announce that the Global Alliance for Energy Productivity has formally partnered with The Climate Group to support the EP100 corporate commitment program. Through EP100, companies demonstrate real global leadership by committing to doubling energy productivity within 25 years from a baseline year of 2005 or later. Seven companies have signed up to date, including Alliance to Save Energy Associate Members Johnson Controls, Danfoss, Covestro and Hongbo Group. More companies are expected to announce commitments in Morocco during the 22nd Conference of the Parties.
Originally posted to the Huffington Post. The world community is rightfully celebrating today’s enactment of the 2015 Paris climate agreement as a landmark achievement in the fight against climate change. The truth is that this day – Nov. 4, 2016 – could ultimately be remembered as an historic turning point, or it could become another footnote in a losing battle against warming.
As the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change draws near, it is clear that energy access will be a key policy area for the host government, Morocco.