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Changing the Game Energy Efficiency Policy in the Obama Administration Kateri Callahan President, Alliance to Save Energy Presentation Overview A Few Words about the Alliance Building to Today – EE Before Obama Obama Administration – the “Game Changer”
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President, Alliance to Save Energy
Senator Mark Pryor (D-Ark.)
Jim Rogers, CEO Duke Energy
Bi-partisan, Bi-cameral Honorary Vice Chairs
To encourage technological innovation
Energy Policy Act of 2005 will by 2020:
Reduce U.S. energy use by 2%
Reduce electricity demand by 4%
Reduce oil use by 0%
Reduce CO2 emissions by 3%
Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 will by 2030:
Reduce U.S. energy use by 7%
Reduce electricity demand by 5%
Reduce oil use by 10%
Reduce CO2 emissions by 9%
“No single issue is as imperative to the economy as energy”(January 2009)
Executive Order, EE in federal agencies
President’s new CAFÉ standards
Obama’s election platform
Ongoing approps in House and Senate climate & energy bills
HVAC standards agreement
American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES)
President’s Fiscal Year 2010 budget
House PASSES ACES (6/26)
DOE: new lighting standards
Outdoor Lighting standards
Funding in Millions of US Dollars
…More Energy Efficiency?
Can Obama take U.S. there?
“Our Future is What We Build it to Be”
*Weatherize 1 million homes/year
*Improve efficiency of federal buildings
Passed Senate ENR Comm. 17 June
Energy bill similar to ACES, but with no cap-and-trade provisions
Savings by 2030:4.3 quads$36B for consumers($240/household)
Intro by Sens. Kerry and Boxer 23 Oct.
Firm cap: 20% reductions 2020;80% by 2050 from 2005 levels
Expected to be combined with ACELA before floor consideration
Passed House 26 June
Standards + incentives to promote clean energy tech, firm cap on GHG emissions
Savings by 2030:8.8 quads$62B for consumers ($486/household)
Source: Navigant Consulting, Price Signals and Greenhouse Gas Reduction in the Private Sector, 2009, p.5.
“Our aim is not a partial accord or political declaration, but rather an accord……has immediate operational effect.” President Barack Obama in China yesterday.
China Clean Energy Agreements Include:
$150M Clean Energy Research Center
EE Action Plan
Mayors Sustainable Cities Program
Annual Energy Efficiency Forum
Codes and Standards Harmonization
Business, programmatic and technical experts will highlight and discuss best practices for employing energy efficiency to reduce emissions while maintaining, if not improving, bottom-line corporate and economic growth. Case studies from both developed and developing countries will be analyzed.
Panel chairs: Lena Ek, MEP Sweden
Claude Turmes, MEP Luxembourg
Speakers:Eelco van Heel, CEO, Rockwool International A/S
Andreas Schierenbeck, CEO Siemens Building Tech.
..and senior level speakers from:
Honeywell, Schneider Electric, Google, USGBC, and NRDC