The Art of the Possible: Building an Energy-Efficient America


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  • A note about urban infrastructure: the problem doesn't just lie in the energy that gets consumed within city limits. More often than not the bigger environmental issue lies in how resources are transported to the city in the first place (widens the problem beyond city borders)
  • 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
  • The historic numbers (through 2007) come from EIA’s Electric Power Annual report; projected figures come from LBNL’s October 2009 report, “The Shifting Landscape of Ratepayer-funded Energy Efficiency in the U.S.”
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  • The Art of the Possible: Building an Energy-Efficient America

    1. 1. The Art of the Possible:Building an Energy-Efficient America<br />Kateri Callahan<br />President<br />July 8, 2010<br />
    2. 2. Overview<br />A Few Words About the Alliance<br />EE in the U.S.: Waking the Quiet Giant<br />The Art of the Possible – Creating a New U.S. Energy Economy on a Foundation of EE<br />High Stakes/High Rewards: The Retrofit Ramp-up Role!<br />
    3. 3. What is the Alliance to Save Energy? <br />Mission: <br /><ul><li>To promote energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security.</li></ul>Organization:<br /><ul><li>Staffed by 60+ professionals
    4. 4. 32 years of experience
    5. 5. $12 million annual budget
    6. 6. Recognized as the premier energy efficiency organization in the world</li></li></ul><li>What is the Alliance to Save Energy? <br /><ul><li>The Alliance to Save Energy promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and greater energy security.
    7. 7. Non-profit organization headquartered in U.S.; operations world-wide
    8. 8. Led by SenatorJeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Peter Darbee, Chairman of the Board, CEO and President, PG&E Corporation
    9. 9. Includes 11 Members of Congress – Bi-Cameral; Bi-Partisan
    10. 10. Also includes environmental, consumer, and trade associations heads, state and local policy makers, corporate executives</li></li></ul><li>Alliance Associates Program <br />Business ▪ Government ▪ Public Interest <br /><ul><li> Sponsorship and participation of more than 170 organizations
    11. 11. Involvement by businesses in all economic sectors
    12. 12. Initiatives underway in research, policy advocacy, education, technology deployment, and communications</li></li></ul><li>EE: America’s “Quiet Giant”<br />
    13. 13. Why EE? Why Now?<br />Climate Change:<br /> Energy use directly linked to <br /> GHG emissions..the U.S. example:<br /><ul><li>Security:Unchecked growth in energy demand can:
    14. 14. Accelerate fossil fuel depletion
    15. 15. Increase our reliance on foreign sources of energy
    16. 16. Economy:
    17. 17. Energy waste comes at high costs: “Business as usual” energy use will waste more than $1.2 trillion in the U.S. between now and 2020 in the U.S. alone – and this does not include transportation energy consumption!</li></li></ul><li>Source: McKinsey Global Institute<br />Game Changers: Understanding the Enormous Potential for Savings……<br />
    18. 18. Game Changers: The Role of Cities<br />The Challenge: Cities are resource-hungry, and they’re growing<br />+50% of the global population lives in cities; 60% by 2030 (U.N. estimate)<br />Cities emit disproportionate amount– 80% global GHGs (U.N. Habitat)<br />Drastically reducing growth in emissions requires wide-scale changes, involving:<br />Infrastructural changes, Behavioral changes<br />The developing world: <br />75 percent of the world's billion poorest humans live in urban areas <br />Dilemma: who finances sustainable urban development?)<br /> The Potential: Energy Efficiency First<br /><ul><li>With optimal EE investments:
    19. 19. Developed countries (G-8 + 5) can avoid $3 trillion worth of new generation (UN Foundation)
    20. 20. Developing world can reduce energy demand by 25% by 2020 (McKinsey Global Inst.)
    21. 21. Most of these improvements need to happen at regional/municipal level
    22. 22. 70 % of technologies required are available or on the horizon (McKinsey)
    23. 23. Energy savings can pave way for investments in wide-scale renewable, clean energy, climate improvements</li></li></ul><li>Game Changers:U.S. National Policy <br />EISA 2007: A marriage of…<br />EPAct 2005:<br />EE provisions for:<br /><ul><li>Buildings
    24. 24. Transportation
    25. 25. R&D
    26. 26. Utilities
    27. 27. Tax Incentives</li></li></ul><li>And Policies Matter! U.S. Energy Use Outlook After EPAct and EISA<br />
    28. 28. Policies & Prices Matter….<br />Retail Energy Consumption Per Capita<br />Georgia<br />Thousand Kilowatt Hours per Person<br />U.S. Average<br />New York<br />California<br />Source: EIA International Net Energy Consumption Tables, 1960-2005; US Census Data<br />
    29. 29. Candidate Obama: A True EE Advocate!<br /><ul><li>Reduce electricity use 15% by 2020
    30. 30. Net-zero energy buildings by 2030
    31. 31. Overhaul federal appliance standards
    32. 32. By 2014, reduce energy use in new federal buildings 45%; 25% in existing federal buildings
    33. 33. Flip incentives for utilities
    34. 34. Invest in a “smart grid”
    35. 35. Weatherize 1 million homes/year
    36. 36. Incentives for “livable cities”</li></li></ul><li>Delivering (or trying to!) on Campaign Promises<br />June<br />January 2009<br />May<br />February 2010<br />November<br />October<br />September<br />December<br />June<br />March<br />May<br />Lugar Practical Energy and Climate Plan introduced<br />Stimulus package<br />House passes $75B Jobs bill<br />$454 million Retrofit Ramp-Up Program announced<br />Secretary Chu announces Climate REDI Program<br />President’s Fiscal Year 2010 budget<br />First-ever efficiency/ emissions standards for medium- and heavy-duty cars and trucks<br />Senate includes Homestar proposal in Jobs agenda<br />President’s new CAFÉ standards<br />HVAC standards agreement<br />House passes ACES<br />House passes Home Star Energy Retrofits Act<br />Bingaman, Murkowski, Menendez introduce Appliance Standards Bill<br />EO on federal energy use<br />U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Action Plan<br />Sens. Merkley & Pryor introduce Building Star<br />Sens. Kerry ,Lieberman release text of American Power Act<br />DOE: new lighting standards<br />Sens. Kerry and Boxer introduce Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (CEJAPA)<br />House-Senate Agreement on EE Provisions in Tax Extenders Bill<br />
    37. 37. EE in the ARRA:<br />Up to $65b out of $787b towards efficiency (8.25%)<br />
    38. 38. Wise Investing Matters!And Wise Use of Investment Critical!<br />
    39. 39. EE: Winning the Race towards a Clean Energy Economy <br />A “headstart” on renewables and other climate-related business<br />Global revenues from climate-related businesses rose by 75 percent in 2008 to $530 billion<br />Climate-related business revenue could exceed $2 trillion by 2020 <br />Energy efficiency recorded the highest investment return at 30%<br />Keeping up the pace…<br />Energy efficiency will receive $184 billion (53%) of the $350 billion in <br />global green stimulus funds <br /> Source: HSBC Global Research Report, September 2009<br />
    40. 40. Now time to deliver on the promises!<br />"Block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood, we will make our communities more energy efficient and help families save money.  At the same time, we’ll create thousands of jobs and strengthen our economy.“<br />- Secretary of Energy Steven Chu<br />Portland OR<br />“[Clean Energy Works Portland] will help move the whole marketplace”<br />- Susan Anderson, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability<br />“Baltimore boy's asthma improved through retrofit” Energy Empowers<br />Boulder, CO<br />Baltimore, MD<br />The $25 million federal investment is expected to leverage an investment of $180 million in energy upgrades, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 200,000 tons, and generate or retain thousands of green jobs across the region.<br />Boulder County Board of Commissioners<br />Charlotte, NC<br />"If we can tighten up those homes, we can help the American people put their money to better use, and — in doing that — we can put people to work.“ Gil Sperling, DOE EERE<br />
    41. 41. Keys to Success: Transparency, Measurement & Verification<br />Sustainability Goals:<br />- Reduce GHG emissions at existing stores 20% by 2012<br />- Long-term: 100% powered by renewable energy<br />- Zero-waste operations<br />- Sustainable product selection<br /><ul><li>Sustainability/efficiency criteria for supplies and vendors around the world</li></ul>EE technologies are helping Walmart get there NOW:<br />- Daylighting<br />- Efficient HVAC<br />- White Roofs- Lighting Retrofits<br /><ul><li>Fuel efficient vehicles…and more!</li></ul>Through energy efficiency alone, Walmart...<br /><ul><li> saving 250 million kwh/year in the U.S. (enough to power 23,000 homes)
    42. 42. …has reduced energy load by approximately 15-20% </li></li></ul><li>Another Example:ENERGY STAR<br />45 million<br />metric tons of GHG emissions prevented<br />$17 billionsaved in 2009 on utility bills<br />1 millionENERGY STAR qualified homes built in the U.S. as of 2009<br />
    43. 43. Another Critical Key: Engaging Consumers<br />The Power is In Your Hands<br />Industry, DOE, EPA, Alliance<br />All Media Outlets, Web & Collateral <br />Super Powers<br />EPA, NYSERDA, Alliance<br />Nationwide TV & Radio (ABC, CNN, USA)<br />Website<br />Powerful $avings<br />DOE & Alliance Partnership<br />All Media Outlets; Reached Millions<br />Promoting 100th Anniversary of the Programmable Thermostat<br />SMTs, earned media<br />Energy Hog <br />DOE, Ad Council, Alliance, States<br />All Media Outlets <br />Web, Collateral Materials<br />P&G Coldwater Campaign<br />P&G, AllianceAll Media Outlets & WebReached Millions<br />Drive $marterChallenge<br />Wal-Mart Foundation, Alliance <br />& 16 partners, Reaching Millions,<br />Web, Collateral, PSAs, Billboards<br />Eureka $mart House Energy Efficiency Challenge <br />11 Partners, Website Contest, <br />Home Makeover<br />
    44. 44. Roaring into the Decade: Forecast for U.S. Policy (with your help!) <br />Clean Energy Legislation w/ Strong EE <br />Building Codes<br />Appliance Standards<br />Innovative Financing Mechanisms<br />Significant Funding from Allowances <br />New Jobs Bill<br />Loan Guaranties<br />Workforce Training<br />Residential Retrofit Rebates<br />Commercial Building Rebates<br />Strong/Increased Federal EE Appropriations <br />Continuation/Expansion of Federal Tax Incentives<br />
    45. 45. Retrofit Ramp-Up:The Change We Seek!<br /> “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”- Barack Obama<br />RRU AWARD WINNERS:<br />Austin Climate Retrofit Protection Program Boulder County, CO Retrofit Ramp-up Project<br />Camden Program Offering Widespread Energy Recovery Chicago Region Retrofit Ramp-Up<br />Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance Greensboro-Energy Efficiency as a Pathway to Community Health and Wealth<br />Indianapolis Super Bowl Legacy Retrofit Ramp-Up Project Energy Works KC<br />Los Angeles – Retrofit California Carbon Neutral Lowell Park and Preservation Initiative<br />Maine Home Performance Program Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development<br />Michigan Retrofit Ramp-Up Initiative Missouri Agricultural Energy Saving Team<br />New Hampshire’s Beacon Communities Project NY State Partnership for Innovative Financing of EE Retrofits<br />City of Omaha and City of Lincoln Project Energy Smart Greater Philadelphia<br />Phoenix Transformation through Behavior Clean Energy Works Oregon<br />San Antonio Retrofit Initiative Seattle’s Neighborhood Weatherize Energy Building<br />Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority Wisconsin Energy Efficiency Project<br />Southeast Community Retrofit Ramp-Up Consortium<br />
    46. 46. Questions?<br />Thank you!<br />Kateri Callahan<br />President, Alliance to Save Energy<br /><br />202-530-2219<br />