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The Global Alliance for Energy Productivity
Working with government and corporate leaders to double global energy productivity.
Why Improve Energy Productivity?
To maximize the economic outcomes of energy use, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, drive innovation and improve energy system reliability.
The Global Alliance for Energy Productivity builds on the Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030 goal of doubling energy productivity in the United States by taking it global, securing commitments from government and business decision-makers around the world to be leaders in energy productivity.
Doubling energy productivity will allow countries and businesses around the world to achieve twice as much economic output per unit of energy used. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), energy productivity improvements could generate an additional $18 trillion in global GDP between 2012 and 2035.
Greenhouse Gas Reductions
Energy productivity has a key part to play in controlling greenhouse gas emissions. According to estimates from the IEA, as much as 6.5 gigatonnes of CO2 emissions could be avoided if existing efficient technologies are put to use worldwide. Such investments, if made across all sectors, would enable energy to be used as productively as possible.
Improved Energy Security
Improving energy productivity enables countries to reduce reliance on imported energy. For example, doubling U.S. energy productivity could reduce imported energy from 19 percent to 7 percent of its total energy consumption. Europe alone could save €170 billion annually in energy imports by 2030, according to the 2015 Energy Productivity and Economic Prosperity Index.
Significant Monetary Savings
Real financial savings accrue to households and businesses when energy productivity is improved. The IEA projects that consumers could save as much as $17.5 trillion in energy expenditures with available energy efficiency improvements between 2012 and 2035.
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Endorse The Goal!
We endorse the Global Alliance for Energy Productivity goal to double global energy productivity. To promote actions toward reaching this goal, we will:
Commit to using our sphere of influence to improve energy productivity within our business, organization, community, state/province, or nation;
Share solutions, success stories, and progress with other leaders in energy productivity; and
Encourage other organizations, businesses, and government entities around the world to endorse the Global Alliance goal.
As an endorser of the Global Alliance goal, we will receive online acknowledgement and resources to help us fulfill our commitment, including energy productivity case studies and tools, and opportunities to network with other energy productivity leaders.