WASHINGTON — The Alliance to Save Energy announced the launch of the Global Alliance for Energy Productivity at the Energy Efficiency Global Forum (EE Global) May 12-13 in Washington, District of Columbia.

The Global Alliance is modeled after Energy 2030, an Alliance to Save Energy initiative announced in February 2013 that is focused on doubling U.S. energy productivity by 2030. The Global Alliance will take the conversation about energy productivity to a global audience, securing commitments from policymakers and corporate leaders to encourage productivity and enlisting them to encourage similar commitments from others.

The ultimate goal of the Global Alliance is to double the energy productivity of businesses, cities, and countries by 2030. Using energy as productively as possible benefits a wide range of sectors by improving economic performance and growth, facilitating energy access around the world, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, driving technological innovation, and increasing the reliability and security of energy infrastructure.

“The goal of the Global Alliance for Energy Productivity is audacious, but imminently doable: Let’s double the energy productivity of businesses, cities, and countries around the world by 2030,” said Kateri Callahan, president, Alliance to Save Energy. “The Global Alliance will support policymakers and corporate leaders in their work to share and implement proven policy solutions that will contribute to greater economic prosperity and a more secure energy future across all regions. We don’t need to wait to take action; the technologies, processes, and policies exist today to get twice as much GDP from each unit of energy we consume. We are at the dawn of an important new energy era — one where the international community can come together to grow economies and create jobs while, at the same time, reduce energy waste and pollution. I couldn’t be more excited to help usher in this new era with the launch of the Global Alliance.”

Publication date: 6/1/2015 

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