Doubling Energy Productivity in the Southeast - The Key to Becoming a 21st Century Economic Powerhouse - Keynote by Kateri Callahan


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  • Annual world-wide investment of $170 billion in energy efficiency through 2020 could:cut global growth in energy demand by ½!save $900 billion a year in avoided energy costs dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissionsSource: The McKinsey Global InstituteEnergy efficiency is the United States’ greatest energy resource. According to research conducted by the Alliance to Save Energy, we saved 52 quads in 2009 due to energy efficiency and conservation efforts taken since 1973. This is more energy saved than the U.S. gets from any single energy source, including oil.Further, if we tried to run today’s economy without the energy efficiency improvements that have taken place since 1972, we would need nearly 50% more energy than we use now.
  • The Commission’s goal is a doubling of the US energy productivity (twice as much GDP from each unit of energy) between 2011 and 2030.
  • The Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy has as itsOrganizing Goal: A doubling of the US energy productivity (twice as much GDP from each unit of energy) between 2011 and 2030;The Scope of Recommendations:will be fully vetted, non-biased and have the greatest credibility possible among the key audiences of interest – policy and decision makers and will be put forward to cover all sectors of the economy – power sector; buildings; mobility; and industry. The Types of Policy to be Included: are “Actionable” legislative, administrative, business and consumer policies and practices –the will draw bi-partisan support; public appeal and understanding; Through the work of this Commission, the Alliance hopes to set a vision and framework for an innovative energy efficient future.
  • SAVE Act of 2013 (S. 1106), introduced by Senators Bennet and Isakson, would improve the accuracy of mortgage underwriting by including energy efficiency as a factor in determining the value and affordability of a home.Weatherization Enhancement and Local Energy Efficiency Investment and Accountability Act (S. 1213), introduced by Senators Coons, Collins, and Reed, would reauthorize and improve the Weatherization and State Energy Programs.State Energy Race to the Top Initiative Act (S. 1218), introduced by Senators Warner and Manchin, would introduce a national Race to the Top-style energy productivity competition for states.Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 761/H.R. 1616), introduced by Senators Shaheen and Portman and Representatives McKinley and Welch, would spur the use of energy efficiency technologies in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors.Section 101 of the bill directs DOE to support the updating of model building energy codes.Section 311 establishes a Supply Star program to identify and promote highly efficient supply chains.Better Buildings Act (S. 1191/H.R. 2126), introduced by Senators Bennet and Ayotte and Representatives McKinley and Welch, would establish a Tenant Star program in order to align the interests of commercial building owners and their tenants to reduce energy consumption.A bill to encourage benchmarking of large commercial buildings (S. 1206), introduced by Senator Franken, would require buildings leased by the federal government to benchmark and report data on energy usage.
  • South Carolina moved up six spots to 40th place. South Carolina had a significantly higher budget for electric efficiency programs, leading to greater energy savings, and also earned credit for its transportation efficiency programs. South Carolina also began to pursue greater compliance with more efficient statewide building energy codes.North Carolina moved up five spots to 22nd place. North Carolina’s continued implementation of energy efficiency resource standards helped the state to improve its efficiency ranking.
  • Doubling Energy Productivity in the Southeast - The Key to Becoming a 21st Century Economic Powerhouse - Keynote by Kateri Callahan

    1. 1. Doubling Energy Productivity in the Southeast: Key to Becoming a 21st Century Economic Powerhouse
    2. 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 • 35 years of experience • $17 million annual budget • Recognized as a premier energy efficiency organization Policy Leaders Environmental Groups Academia Business Leaders
    3. 3. What is the Alliance to Save Energy? • Led by Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Tom King, Chairman of the Board and President, National Grid US • 16 Members of Congress – Bi-Cameral, Bi-Partisan • 35 Business, NGO and Academic Leaders
    4. 4. Working with and Across All Sectors of the EconomyBusiness ▪ Government ▪ Public Interest • Coalition membership of more than 140 diverse organizations • Involvement by businesses in all economic sectors • Participants active in policy advocacy, research, education and communication
    5. 5. Alliance and SEEA Partnership Identified Need for SEEA in 2003: • Fastest growing region in the U.S. • Electricity demand was projected to grow almost 50% • Spends only one-fifth the national average, per capita, on energy efficiency programs SEEA becomes a separate, wholly-owned subsidiary in 2007 Plans for SEEA to “graduate” as a stand-alone organization
    6. 6. A Quiet History of HUGE Success!
    7. 7. Senator Mark Warner (D – Va.) Alliance Commission Members Tom King National Grid US CHAIRMEN Dan Arvizu National Renewable Energy Laboratory Frances Beinecke Natural Resources Defense Council Gregory Bridgeford Lowe’s Company Jorge Carrasco Seattle City Light General Wesley Clark Wesley K. Clark and Associates Michael Eckhart Citigroup Anthony Eggert Policy Institute for Energy, Environment & the Economy, UC Davis Carol Eicher Dow Building and Construction Sherri Goodman CNA Fred Krupp Environmental Defense Fund Alex Laskey Opower Dr. J. Michael McQuade United Technologies Corporation Michael Melaniphy American Public Transportation Association Former New York Governor George Pataki Pataki-Cahill Group / Chadbourne & Parke Susan Story Southern Company Services Don Sturtevant J.R. Simplot Company Sue Tierney Analysis Group Eisuke Tsuyuzaki Panasonic Corporation North America
    8. 8. Commission Goal (adopted in February 2012): Double Energy Productivity by 2030
    9. 9. Impact
    10. 10. Impact of Reaching the Goal
    11. 11. Impact of Reaching the Goal
    12. 12. • Recommendations cover all sectors of the economy • Recommendations will be actionable • Recommendations will be geared toward, and respect the historic and appropriate roles of, federal, state and local government, and private sector How to Get There: Creating the Roadmap
    13. 13. Strategies to Double U.S. Energy Productivity Invest Modernize Educate
    14. 14. Recommendations • Make financing more easily available for energy efficiency projects • Advance energy productivity through federal tax reform • Support energy productivity innovation and market adoption • Governments lead by example
    15. 15. Recommendations • Create a “Race to the Top” style energy productivity competition for States • Use energy productivity to achieve regulatory and planning goals – Utility policy – Transportation and land-use planning – Environmental regulations – Infrastructure investments • Strengthen building, equipment, and vehicle efficiency standards
    16. 16. Recommendations • Provide information on building energy efficiency and energy use – Ratings, benchmarks, labels and disclosure • Improve corporate energy management and transparency • Develop educated consumers and trained technicians
    17. 17. Energy 2030 Impacts & “Wins” • President has embraced goal and key pillars • Bi-partisan bills emerging in Congress • Adoption of goals and recommendations at local and regional levels already • U.S. Conference of Mayors Resolution Adopted • Strong media, opinion leader & business engagement
    18. 18. Energy 2030 in Action: Federal Legislation • SAVE Act of 2013 (S. 1106) • Weatherization Enhancement and Local Energy Efficiency Investment and Accountability Act (S. 1213) • State Energy Race to the Top Initiative Act (S. 1218) • Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, (S. 761/H.R. 1616) • Better Buildings Act (S. 1191/H.R. 2126) • Commercial Building Benchmarking Act (S. 1206)
    19. 19. North Carolina: Bringing the Roadmap to Life • Invest – NC has several major RD&D programs that support energy efficiency – State government has led by example with state sleet efficiency requirements, benchmarking, etc. • Educate – Innovative Pete Street program mobilizes volunteers to teach their neighbors about saving energy. – Transit legislation provided funding for public transit plans. – NC has fairly stringent residential and commercial building codes.
    20. 20. Huge Opportunity for Improvement = Huge Economic Development Potential Darker: Higher levels of energy efficiency Lighter: Lower levels of energy efficiency Star: Most improved
    21. 21. Alliance Offers Support for Local, State & Regional Efforts Collaborate with Local Partners & Governments Case Study Compilation and Elevation Leverage Earned Media Opportunities Grassroots Advocacy Energy 2030 on the Road Congressional Study Trips
    22. 22. Follow Us On Twitter: @ToSaveEnergy #Energy2030 Like Us On Facebook: y Thank you and join us!