February 7, 2013 -- The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) fully endorses the recommendations made by the Alliance To Save Energy (ASE) that aims to double U.S. energy productivity by 2030. Recommendations made through ASE’s Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy – chaired by Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and National Grid U.S. President Tom King – focus on boosting the U.S. economy through investments, modernization and education. These efforts will target the entire energy structure, including buildings, transportation, manufacturing, power generation and natural gas infrastructure.
"Doubling our energy productivity will yield huge returns for our economy and increase our competitiveness," Sen. Warner said. "This bipartisan plan can serve as a blueprint to advance energy efficiency and bring direct and tangible benefits to American families and businesses while building a stronger economy and healthier environment."
If adopted, the recommendations made by the Alliance Commission would create over 1 million jobs, save Americans on household energy bills, increase America’s GDP about 2%, and reduce carbon emissions.
“American renewable energy and energy efficiency go hand in hand,” said Admiral Dennis V. McGinn, President and CEO of ACORE. “Together, renewables and energy efficiency will strengthen American energy security, boost our national economy, and conserve America’s beautiful natural environment.
The American economy can greatly benefit from long-term policies that leverage investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency. ACORE looks forward to working together and continuing our strong relationship with the Alliance to Save Energy to bring more renewable energy to scale while increasing energy efficiency.
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ACORE, a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization, is dedicated to building a secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy. ACORE seeks to advance renewable energy through finance, policy, technology, and market development and is concentrating its member focus in 2013 on National Defense & Security, Power Generation & Infrastructure, and Transportation. Additional information is available at www.acore.org.