Today, the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University joined a diverse group of organizations announcing their commitment to achieving the Energy 2030 goal of doubling U.S. energy productivity by 2030 as part of the Alliance to Save Energy’s Energy 2030 On the Road campaign launch.
“By doubling productivity, we’ll wring more out of every dollar spent on energy, helping our nation save $327 billion annually and helping American families save up to $1,000 a year on energy bills,” said Alliance President Kateri Callahan.
“But this monumental goal will only be achieved if we can spur action at all levels of government. The On the Road campaign calls on state and local officials, businesses, universities, and other stakeholders nationwide to endorse the Energy 2030 goal and evidence to our policymakers a national, shared commitment to doubling U.S. energy productivity.”
During the campaign launch, which took place at the Alliance’s annual EE Global Forum, Callahan cut the campaign’s figurative red ribbon and thanked the many campaign participants in attendance for their support of the initiative, including former Colorado Governor, Bill Ritter, who is now the director of the Center for the New Energy Economy.
Ritter serves as co-chair of the Leadership Circle with former New York Governor George Pataki.
“Improving energy productivity should be a key pillar of America’s energy policies for the 21st century whether crafted at the local, state, regional or federal levels of government,” Ritter said. “Our Center’s Powering Forward Plan released early this year includes recommendations that would help the federal government to lead America on a path to doubling our energy productivity while dramatically increasing innovation across the country.”
The Energy 2030 On the Road campaign has already made stops in Seattle, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Ann Arbor, and has garnered support and official endorsements of the goal at each event. Additional campaign stops were announced today with the goal of securing endorsements and educating stakeholders in up to ten 10 target cities by the end of this year.
Additionally, the campaign is engaging advocates nationwide with the unveiling of an interactive web portal that will serve as a platform for interested organizations to endorse the Energy 2030 goal, access resources, and share their energy efficiency success stories.