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.

Our Mission

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.

  • Economic Growth

    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.

Energy Productivity Initiatives

Energy Productivity Playbook
Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030
Energy Productivity Index for Companies

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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.


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    The Global Alliance for Energy Productivity is partnering with the United Nations Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Initiative, a multi-stakeholder partnership to identify and mobilize action in support of energy access, energy efficiency and increasing the share of renewable energy. Check the box above if you are interested in submitting your commitment to the SE4All initiative, and its goal of doubling the rate of improvement in energy efficiency. Your commitment will be considered for featuring during the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) to be held in Paris in December 2015. Visit for more resources and information about improving energy efficiency.

Global Alliance Partners

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The Climate Group
Sustainable Energy for All
International Institute for Energy Conservation
European Alliance to Save Energy
Energy Foundation China
Copenhagen Centre for Energy Efficiency
ClimateWorks Australia
Australian Alliance to Save Energy