A group of America’s energy leaders recently released a list of recommendations designed to double U.S. energy productivity by 2030.
The group, the Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy, developed this plan as an opportunity grow the U.S. economy through boosting investments in energy efficiency, reforming tax credits for energy savings, and engaging state and local governments. The proposed efforts cover the entire energy structure, including buildings, transportation, manufacturing, power generation, and natural gas infrastructure.
Highlights of the plan are outlined in the Energy 2030 video below:
According to the Alliance to Save Energy press release, the Energy 2030 plan maximizes energy productivity by expanding financing opportunities, reforming taxes and regulations, spurring innovation, strengthening standards, and building consumer awareness.
The next step is turning the recommendations into legislation. The Alliance Commission identified proposals that were the most impactful bipartisan energy policy solutions, and now will collaborate with its 13 Honorary Congressional Vice Chairs to develop legislative proposals for the national level. After the release of the report, Commission members discussed the recommendations with Obama Administration leaders.
The Commission is chaired by U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) and National Grid U.S. President Tom King, and is made of leaders from the power sector, environmental groups, the financial community, manufacturing, transportation, and government.
Source: Commission lays out U.S. energy efficiency roadmap through 2030, Reuters.