30 Sep 2019
On Wednesday, October 2nd, thousands of energy efficiency advocates and supporting businesses, universities, utilities, and local government will reach tens of millions of people to promote the benefits of energy efficiency. As part of the 4th annual Energy Efficiency Day, supporters will join the conversation on Twitter using #EEDay2019.
Cities including Madison, WI, Pittsburgh, PA, Washington D.C., Boston, MA, and the states of Michigan, California, Wisconsin, Virginia, and Pennsylvania have issued proclamations. The U.S. Senate unanimously passed Resolution 347 declaring October 2, 2019, as Energy Efficiency Day "in celebration of the economic and environmental benefits" driven by efficiency. Supporting companies include Ingersoll Rand, Google, Honeywell, and Sense. A full list of supporters and proclamations is available here.
Energy efficiency powers a third of the U.S. economy and touches every sector and industry - from governments to homeowners and renters, to corporations and small business owners. It is an easy and cost-effective way to cut energy waste by the largest polluters, buildings, where 20-30 percent of all energy used is wasted. Energy efficiency is also leading the way in creating clean energy jobs, with jobs in energy efficiency on the rise. There are 2.3 million efficiency jobs, with 76,000 jobs added in 2018 alone. Energy efficiency means reducing waste and maximizing the use of our energy resources.
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), Natural Resources Defense Council, E4TheFuture, Advanced Energy Economy, Regional Energy Efficiency Organizations, Alliance to Save Energy and many others.
Energy Efficiency Day | www.energyefficiencyday.org