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Energy Efficiency: The Foundation for a Clean Energy Economy



Kateri Callahan joined leading experts from the Clean Energy Network and Apollo Alliance for an informative discussion on the current state of the American clean energy sector, the impacts of past and ...

Kateri Callahan joined leading experts from the Clean Energy Network and Apollo Alliance for an informative discussion on the current state of the American clean energy sector, the impacts of past and current policy initiatives, and challenges the sector will face in 2010 and beyond.



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  • 10-15 minute presentation
  • Passage of EPACT2005 marked beginning of “era of EE”Energy Independence & Security Act (EISA), P. L. 110-140; most sweeping energy bill enacted in over 30 years

Energy Efficiency: The Foundation for a Clean Energy Economy Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Energy Efficiency: The Foundation for a Clean Energy Economy
    Kateri Callahan, President
    Alliance to Save Energy
    Webinar: An Analysis of the State of Clean Energy Policy in the U.S.
    January 25, 2010
  • 2. Presentation Overview
    A Few Words About the Alliance
    Energy Efficiency – Our Greatest Resource
    Driving Energy Efficiency Through Policy: A Formula for Success
    Kateri’s Crystal Ball: Forecasting Federal Action on EE in 2010
  • 3. What is the Alliance to Save Energy?
    • To promote energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security.
    • Staffed by 60+ professionals
    • 4. 32 years of experience
    • 5. $12 million annual budget
    • 6. Recognized as premier EE organization in the world
  • What is the Alliance to Save Energy?
    • The Alliance to Save Energy promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and greater energy security.
    • 7. Non-profit organization headquartered in U.S.; operations world-wide
    • 8. Led by Senator Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Peter Darbee, President and CEO of Pacific Gas and Electric
    • 9. Includes 10 Members of Congress – Bi-Cameral; Bi-Partisan
    • 10. Also includes environmental, consumer, and trade associations heads, state and local policy makers, corporate executives
  • Working with and Across All Sectors of the Economy
    • 170 companies, organizations, and institution in Associates Program
    • 11. Associates Program membership represents all economic sectors
    • 12. Initiatives underway in research, policy advocacy, education, technology deployment, market transformation and communications
  • Why Energy Efficiency?30 years of savings…
  • 13. Enormous Savings
    Energy Efficiency AVOIDING roughly 2.5 billion tons of CO2 annually
    Saving roughly$400 billion annually
  • 14. Public Policy Helped Deliver EE Into the U.S. Economy
  • 15. Deploying EE in the U.S.: A Foundation of Public Policy
    • To lock in savings for consumers and businesses
    • 16. To achieve market penetration
    • 17. To gain foothold in market
    To encourage technological innovation
  • 18. The EE Policy March Quickens
  • 19. EPAct 2005 and EISA 2007: Setting the Stage
    EISA 2007: A marriage of…
    EPAct 2005:
    EE provisions for:
    • Buildings
    • 20. Transportation
    • 21. R&D
    • 22. Utilities
    • 23. Tax Incentives
  • And Policies Matter: The Outlook After EPAct and EISA
  • 24. 2009: A Big Year for Energy Efficiency in the U.S.
    January 2009
    Executive Order, EE in federal agencies
    House Passes $75 Billion “Jobs for Main Street” bill
    Stimulus package
    American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES)
    Ongoing approps in House/Senate climate/energy bills
    HVAC standards agreement
    President’s Fiscal Year 2010 budget
    COP15: Secretary Chu announces Climate REDI Program
    Outdoor Lighting standards
    President’s new CAFÉ standards
    DOE: new lighting standards
    Bilateral agreement: U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Action Plan
  • 25. American Recovery & Reinvestment Act: $65B Related to Energy Efficiency
    Funding in Millions of US Dollars
  • 26. ARRA: Built on the Five Pillars of Good Public Policy
    • RD&D
    • 27. Smart Grid ($4.5 bill)
    • 28. DOE RD&D ($2.25 billion)
    • 29. Incentives
    • 30. Extension of tax incentives
    • 31. Codes & Standards
    • 32. “Conditions” State funding on strong building codes
    • 33. Education & Outreach
    • 34. State Energy Star rebate programs ($300 million)
    • 35. Government Leadership by Example
    • 36. Federal “High-Performance Green Buildings” ($4.5 billion)
  • President Obama’s FY 2010 Budget: A+ in EE
    108% Increase Over FY 2009 Request, including:
    • $10 million increase for the industrial sector
    • 37. $98 million increase in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technologies Program
    • 38. includes $10 million for building energy codes. 
    • 39. $10 million for the Federal Energy Management Program
    • 40. $25 million increase for the State Energy Program
    • 41. increases for DOE’s ENERGY STAR program, commercial buildings, residential buildings, R&D, and equipment standards. 
  • Energy and Climate Legislation
    American Clean Energy Leadership Act (ACELA)
    Passed Senate ENR Comm. 17 June
    Energy bill similar to ACES, but with no cap-and-trade provisions
    Savings by 2030:
    4.3 quads
    $36B for consumers ($240/household)
    American Clean Energy and Security Act 2009 (ACES)
    Passed House 26 June
    Standards + incentives to promote clean energy tech
    Firm cap on GHG emissions
    Savings by 2030:
    8.8 quads
    $62B for consumers ($486/household)
  • 42. The role of energy efficiency in climate legislation
    • Efficiency is the quickest, cheapest way to reduce energy consumption and lower greenhouse gas emissions
    • 43. In ACES, energy efficiency provisions alone would:
    • 44. Save American households about $154 per year in 2025. (EPA)
    • 45. Reduce carbon allowance price by 1.5 percent between 2015-2050. (EPA)
    • 46. On the whole, ACES would create on average 120,000 new energy efficiency jobs nationwide each year between 2012-2020.(Center for American Progress)
  • ACES: EE Programs
    Complementary EE policies
    Building codes and labeling programs
    Appliance standards
    Electric efficiency resource standard
    Complementary EE Programs
    EE in WM is 3-6% of allowance value
    $81 to $167b over 2012-2050
    12.5% of allowance value could get
    Allowance prices 10% lower
    Electric, nat gas and petrol prices 1-3% lower
    Electric and natural gas demand 3-7% lower
    according to EPA analysis April 20
  • 47. The Outlook Should Waxman-Markey Become U.S. Law
  • 48. Forecast for U.S. Energy Efficiency Policy - 2010
    Clean Energy Legislation w/ Strong EE
    Building Codes
    Appliance Standards
    Innovative Financing Mechanisms
    Significant Funding from Allowances
    New Jobs Bill
    Loan Guaranties
    Workforce Training
    Federal Transit & Fixed Guideways
    Home Star??? Residential Retrofit
    Building Star??? Residential Retrofit
    Significant FY 2011 Appropriations
    International Accords & Binding International Climate Treaties???
  • 49. Thank you!
    Contact information:
    Kateri Callahan