Department of Energy Outlines Roadmap to City Light-backed Efficiency Goal

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz’s recent release of  A Strategic Roadmap for American Energy Innovation: Economic Growth and Competitiveness (Roadmap) demonstrates national support for doubling the country’s energy productivity by 2030, a goal Seattle City Light has championed as a partner in the Alliance to Save Energy.

The roadmap identifies proven and effective strategies and actions to advance energy efficiency that can be implemented by a broad range of stakeholders including businesses, state and local governments, universities, community colleges and individual consumers.

Any organization or person can follow steps in the roadmap and share in the benefits of achieving this goal. A federal model estimates that these strategies can contribute to a net increase of $922 billion in U.S. gross domestic product by 2030.

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City Light was an early signer with the Alliance. The utility hosted a local forum on accelerating energy efficiency with the Alliance, the Department of Energy and the Council on Competitiveness in April 2015.

Alliance President Kateri Callahan said 122 companies, governments and organizations, including City Light, have endorsed the goal of doubling U.S. energy productivity.

“The rewards of making this new American energy future a reality are significant from creating over a million new jobs to reducing consumers’ energy bills by over $1,000 a year, all while simultaneously achieving huge reductions in greenhouse gas emissions,” Callahan said.