First annual EE Day urges Americans to “Save Energy. Save Money.”
In honor of the first annual Energy Efficiency Day (October 5, 2016), Energy Solutions is joining thousands of organizations, companies, and individuals nationwide applauding the vital and wide-ranging contributions energy-saving programs and policies have made and continue to make in the U.S. Research has indicated that ramping up energy efficiency could spare the country from having to build 487 large power plants over the next 14 years. Already, energy efficiency has prevented the need for 313 large plants.
Energy efficiency remains the most efficient power resource, even exceeding renewable energy sources like wind and solar. Energy Solutions has made significant, forward-thinking investments in energy savings, benefiting utility customers and the fight against climate change.
An energy-efficient economy is free to thrive and innovate. Electricity use was the same in 2015 as it was in 2010 while the U.S. economy grew 11 percent over those years, demonstrating that efficiency and economic growth go hand-in-hand. Reducing the energy used by manufacturers, utilities, homes, and businesses benefits everyone—especially energy bill-payers.
Energy efficiency also delivers a powerful dose of pollution prevention. Together, we will reduce rates of cancer, asthma, heart disease, and strokes by avoiding the need for unnecessary power plants in local communities.
To learn more about Energy Solutions’ energy efficiency efforts join the conversation on Twitter at #EEDay2016.
Founded in 1995, Energy Solutions is a professional and engineering services firm whose mission is to create large-scale environmental impacts by providing market-based, cost-effective energy, carbon, and water management solutions to our utility, government and commercial customers. With nearly 100 employee-owners, working on clean energy policies, programs and projects at our offices in Oakland, CA and Orange, CA, Portland, OR, and Cambridge, MA we are differentiated by our innovation, value, quality, and reliability of impacts.
About #EEDay2016: The inaugural Energy Efficiency Day is a collaborative effort of regional and national organizations working to promote energy efficiency, including the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Advanced Energy Economy, the Regional Energy Efficiency Organizations, Appliance Standards Awareness Project, E4TheFuture, Natural Resources Defense Council, and many others.
Support for #EEDay2016 ranges from City of Atlanta, PG&E, and the American Public Power Association. A full list of supporters (updated frequently) is available here.