Great Energy Efficiency Day Welcome: Kateri Callahan, Alliance to Save Energy

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Presentation from the Alliance to Save Energy's 2010 Great Energy Efficiency Day, which took place on March 10, 2010 in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

Presentation from the Alliance to Save Energy's 2010 Great Energy Efficiency Day, which took place on March 10, 2010 in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

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  • Other Obama quotes:On Homestar: I called on Congress to pass a set of initiatives for homeowners who make their homes more energy-efficient -- to continue the energy transformation that's already begun.And this is not a Democratic idea or a Republican idea; this is a common-sense approach that will help jumpstart job creation while making our economy stronger.(Excerpt from speech on Homestar proposal given to Savannah Technical CollegeMarch 2010)More general:“It begins with energy.We know the country that harnesses the power of clean, renewable energy will lead the 21st century.  And yet, it is China that has launched the largest effort in history to make their economy energy efficient…. Well I do not accept a future where the jobs and industries of tomorrow take root beyond our borders – and I know you don’t either.  It is time for America to lead again. ”

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  • 1. Forging America’s Energy-Efficient Future
    Kateri Callahan
    President, Alliance to Save Energy
    March 10, 2010
  • 2. What is the Alliance to Save Energy?
    Mission:
    • To promote energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security.
    Organization:
    • Staffed by 60+ professionals
    • 3. 32 years of experience
    • 4. $12 million annual budget
    • 5. Recognized as the premier energy efficiency organization in the world
  • What is the Alliance to Save Energy?
    • Non-profit organization headquartered in U.S.; operations world-wide
    • 6. Led by Senator Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Peter Darbee, President and CEO of Pacific Gas and Electric
    • 7. Includes 10 Members of Congress – Bi-Cameral; Bi-Partisan
    • 8. 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 institutions in Associates Program
    • 9. Associates Program membership represents all economic sectors
    • 10. Initiatives underway in research, policy advocacy, education, technology deployment, market transformation and communications
  • Why Energy Efficiency?America’s Greatest Energy Resource
    Reducing energy use, saving money, and powering the domestic economy for over 30 years:
  • 11. But, how do we compare to others?
    Table: Total Primary Energy Consumption per Capita
    EE can take us there!
  • 12. Source: McKinsey Global Institute
    Efficiency: Enormous Potential for Savings in ALL Sectors…
  • 13. President Obama: Posing the Challenge
    “We know the country that harnesses the power of clean, renewable energy will lead the 21st century.  And yet, it is China that has launched the largest effort in history to make their economy energy efficient….
    I do not accept a future where the jobs and industries of tomorrow take root beyond our borders – and I know you don’t either.  It is time for America to lead again. ”
    Then-Senator Obama at an Alliance event April 2006
  • 14. Responding to the Challenge:Federal Action
    February 2010
    January 2009
    May
    November
    October
    December
    June
    July
    March
    Ongoing appropsin House/Senate climate/energy bills
    Stimulus package
    Senate includes Homestar proposal in Jobs agenda
    President’s Fiscal Year 2010 budget
    HVAC standards agreement
    Executive Order on federal energy use
    President’s new CAFÉ standards
    COP15: Secretary Chu announces Climate REDI Program
    DOE: new lighting standards
    Sens. Bingaman, Murkowski, Menendez introduce Appliance Standards Bill (NEEE)
    Bilateral agreement: U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Action Plan
    House passes American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES)
    House passes $75B Jobs bill
    Sens. Kerry and Boxer introduce Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (CEJAPA)
    Sens. Merkley & Pryor introduce Building Star
  • 15. Next Steps?The path ahead in EE…
    Recovery Act Implementation
    Homestar, Building Star
    Tax incentive extensions
    FY2011 Appropriations
    Clean Energy Legislation: The clock is ticking!
    ACES/ACELA
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid assigns deadline to climate legislation (Spring 2010)
    President holds “pow wow” at White House
  • 16. Bending Down the Demand Curve: Policies Matter
  • 17. Today’s program..
    Keynote Remarks:
    Honorable Steve Israel, U.S. House of Representatives (D-NY)
    Honorable Mark Pryor, U.S. Senate (D-AR)
    Honorable Byron Dorgan, U.S. Senate (D-ND)
    Honorable Kristina Johnson, Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
    Honorable Gina McCarthy, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Recognition of Service Awards
    Dr. Marilyn Brown, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology; Member, TVA Board of Directors (nominated)
    Honorable Byron Dorgan, U.S. Senate (D-ND)
    Federal, State and Local Stimulus Dollars Promoting Energy Efficiency: Today and Tomorrow
    Moderator: Kateri Callahan, President, Alliance to Save Energy
    Lisa Elledge, Stimulus Program Manager, Texas State Energy Office
    Andy Holzhauser, Executive Director, Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance
    Malcolm Woolf, Director, Maryland Energy Administration
    Stimulus and Smart Communities
    Moderator: Dr. Marilyn Brown
    Governor Parris Glendening, President, Smart Growth Leadership Institute
    William Millar, President, American Public Transportation Association
    Dr. Stephen Van Beek, President and CEO, Eno Transportation Foundation
    Building for the Future: EE Technologies Today and Tomorrow
    Moderator: Robert Dixon, Senior Vice President & Global Head, Efficiency & Sustainability, Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Steven J. Hilton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Meritage Homes Corporation; Chairman, Energy Committee, Leading Builders of America
    Faren Dancer, Principal, Paradigm Development Partners
    Steve Hochhauser, President, Residential Systems, Ingersoll Rand
    Michael Lawrence, Vice President & General Manager, Johns Manville