Sound energy policy, combined with smart U.S. investment, can help lead to a more sustainable energy future for our country — one of the premiere topics of Tuesday’s Energy Efficiency Markets: Investment & Policy Trends event in Washington, D.C.
Hosted by the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE), the educational briefing will discuss commercially available energy efficiency technologies, such as combined heat and power (CHP), that can be paired with smart policies to achieve long-term sustainability.
CHP is the simultaneous generation of electricity and heat from a facility located near the manufacturing base, and it is often twice as efficient as older, coal-burning electric utilities. It uses fuel like natural gas to generate steam and electricity, while at the same time recovering energy that would normally be wasted.
Today, heat recovery technologies such as CHP are largely underutilized, but the The Smart Energy Act, introduced by Reps. Charlie Bass (R-NH) and Jim Matheson (D-UT), aims to change that by promoting high-efficiency technologies such as CHP in the public and private sectors.