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The Quiet Giant: Energy Efficiency Ready to Roar!

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World Energy Technology Summitt
New York, N.Y.
Kateri Callahan
President, Alliance to Save Energy
March 18, 2010

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The Quiet Giant: Energy Efficiency Ready to Roar!

  1. 1. The Quiet Giant:Energy Efficiency Ready to Roar!<br />World Energy Technologies Summit<br />March 18, 2010<br />Kateri Callahan, President<br />Alliance to Save Energy<br />
  2. 2. Presentation Overview<br />About the Alliance<br />A Quiet History of Huge Success<br />Game Changers: Setting the Stage for the Decade of Energy Efficiency<br />Ready to Roar: Energy Efficiency as the “First Fuel”<br />
  3. 3. What is the Alliance to Save Energy? <br /><ul><li>Non-profit organization headquartered in U.S.; operations world-wide
  4. 4. Led by Senator Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Peter Darbee, President and CEO of Pacific Gas and Electric
  5. 5. Includes 10 Members of Congress – Bi-Cameral; Bi-Partisan
  6. 6. Also includes environmental, consumer, and trade association heads, state and local policy makers, corporate executives</li></li></ul><li>Working with and Across All Sectors of the Economy <br /><ul><li> ~170 companies, organizations, and institutions in Associates Program
  7. 7. Associates Program membership represents all economic sectors
  8. 8. Initiatives underway in research, policy advocacy, education, technology deployment, market transformation and communications</li></li></ul><li>A Quiet History of Success<br />
  9. 9. Game Changers: Global Imperatives…<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:
  10. 10. Accelerate fossil fuel depletion
  11. 11. Increase our reliance on foreign sources of energy
  12. 12. Economy:
  13. 13. 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 />
  14. 14. Game Changers: Leadership by Example<br />Through energy efficiency alone, Walmart...<br /><ul><li>...is saving 250 million kwh/year in the U.S. (enough to power 23,000 homes)
  15. 15. …has reduced energy load by approximately 15-20% </li></ul>Learning Resulted in New 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 />- Sustainability/efficiency criteria for supplies and vendors around the world<br />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></li></ul><li>Game Changers: Leadership by Example <br />Since 1994:<br />Energy intensity reduced by 22% (Btu/pound of product)<br />1,600 trillion Btu saved  <br />Prevented 86 million metric tons of CO2 from entering atmosphere<br />$5 billion in energy savings achieved<br />Equivalent to the electricity needed to power all the residential homes in California for one year!<br />
  16. 16. Game Changers:<br />Increasing Utility Sector Investment<br />Source: Consortium for Energy Efficiency, 2009 Annual Report<br />
  17. 17. Game Changers: Federal InvestmentStimulus: $65B Related to Energy Efficiency<br />Funding in Millions of US Dollars<br />
  18. 18. Game Changers: Global Investment <br />EE: THE BEST INVESTMENT ??<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 />GOVERNMENTS AROUND THE WORLD SEEM TO THINK SO…<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 />
  19. 19. Requirements to “Roar”: Public Policy Infrastructure<br /><ul><li>To lock in savings for consumers and businesses
  20. 20. To achieve market penetration
  21. 21. To gain foothold in market</li></ul>To encourage technological innovation<br />
  22. 22. Responding to the Challenge:Federal Action<br />February 2010<br />January 2009<br />May<br />November<br />October<br />December<br />June<br />July <br />March<br />Ongoing appropsin House/Senate climate/energy bills <br />Stimulus package<br />Senate includes Homestar proposal in Jobs agenda<br />President’s Fiscal Year 2010 budget<br />HVAC standards agreement<br />Executive Order on federal energy use<br />President’s new CAFÉ standards<br />COP15: Secretary Chu announces Climate REDI Program<br />DOE: new lighting standards<br />Sens. Bingaman, Murkowski, Menendez introduce Appliance Standards Bill (NEEE)<br />Bilateral agreement: U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Action Plan<br />House passes American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES)<br />House passes $75B Jobs bill<br />Sens. Kerry and Boxer introduce Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (CEJAPA)<br />Sens. Merkley & Pryor introduce Building Star<br />
  23. 23. Roaring into the Decade: Forecast for U.S. Policy - 2010 <br />Clean Energy Legislation w/ Strong EE <br />Building Codes & 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 Retrofit Rebates<br />Significant FY 2010 Appropriations<br />Binding International Climate Treaties???<br />
  24. 24. But, a long way to go! <br />Table: Total Primary Energy Consumption per Capita <br />EE can take us there!<br />
  25. 25. Thank you!<br />Contact information:<br />Kateri Callahan<br />kcallahan@ase.org<br />202-530-2219<br />

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