Energy Efficiency: Tipping Point or Tripping Point?

June 12, 2014 Washington, D.C.

Utilities are facing reduced base load demand, intermittent supplies of renewable power, and difficulty recovering costs needed to modernize the grid. Come hear about the issues from the movers and shakers as they debate the role of energy efficiency in future energy systems.

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Energy efficiency key facts

  1. U.S. electrical energy consumption is down by 6% since its peak in 2007, and every year since has shown a year-over-year reduction in per capita consumption. (Electric Power Annual Data Tables, 2012)
  2. For nine straight years, projections of U.S. Building Sector energy consumption -- through the year 2030 -- have declined. (U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook 2014)
  3. The total market for energy efficiency in buildings will reach $103.5 billion by 2017, an increase of more than 50% from the 2011 market value of $67.9 billion. (2011 Pike Research)
  4. People running buildings are “paying a lot more attention” to energy efficiency, with interest increasing by 116% since 2010. (Energy Efficiency Indicator Survey, 2013)
  5. Energy efficiency standards put in place between 1988 and 2006 will deliver up to $241 billion in savings by 2030 across U.S. buildings and homes. (LBNL, 2008)


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