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U.S. can double energy productivity in next 20 years, ASE report says

The Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy recently published “Energy 2030” — a plan that outlines key steps to double U.S. energy productivity in the next 20 years while saving the average American household more than $1,000 a year and the United States $327 billion annually.

Chaired by Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and ASE’s Tom King, the Commission urges policymakers at the local, state and federal levels to take action in 3 key areas:

 

  • INVEST: Invest in energy productivity in all sectors of the economy;
  • MODERNIZE: Modernize U.S. infrastructure, buildings, transportation and equipment;
  • EDUCATE: Educate consumers business leaders and policymakers to encourage smarter energy use.

ACC looks forward to working with a wide variety of stakeholders and policymakers to advance energy efficiency measures that create a more productive energy economy. In other words, chemistry is here to help.

The products of chemistry save up to 11.1 percent of total U.S. energy consumption, according to an ACC study—enough to power, light, heat and cool up to 56 million homes or power 135 million vehicles annually. These chemistry products and technologies save Americans up to $85 billion every year.

recent report by the International Council of Chemical Associations found that greater adoption of existing efficiency technologies, enabled by chemistry, could lower energy use in buildings by 41 percent by 2050.

As our economy continues to recover from the recession, reducing energy costs for families and businesses, including U.S. manufacturers competing globally, will be critical to boosting our economy and preparing for the future.

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