Since the Alliance Commission on Energy Efficiency Policy issued its recommendations in early 2013, the Alliance has been working to turn those ideas into actions. Because the Energy 2030 recommendations are directed at all levels of government, as well as the private sector, our education, outreach, and advocacy efforts are targeted at a variety of stakeholders—from Members of Congress and governors to corporations and other interested stakeholders.
The Alliance advocates for Energy 2030 recommendations to be adopted through federal legislative initiatives and regulations. Several Alliance Honorary Congressional Vice Chairs and others have introduced bipartisan energy efficiency bills that reflect the recommendations of the Commission. For example, Commission Chair and Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) introduced the Energy Productivity Innovation Challenge (formerly known as the State Energy Race to the Top Initiative), which was a key recommendation of Energy 2030, as an amendment to the Shaheen-Portman bill.
State and Local Campaign
At the state and local level, the Alliance plans to launch Energy 2030 On the Road, a campaign aimed at educating communities and municipalities about the benefits of energy productivity, and securing additional commitments on the Energy 2030 goal. Energy 2030 On the Road has already begun making campaign stops in key cities across the nation to engage and galvanize local policymakers, business leaders, and advocates. And many stakeholders, including the U.S. Conference of Mayors, have already endorsed the goal of doubling energy productivity by 2030.
The Energy 2030 On the Road report details the Energy 2030 recommendations geared toward state and local governments, and outlines the components of the campaign, which is slated to officially launch in early 2014.