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Title: Promotion of Efficient Use of Energy

Abstract

The Department of Energy funded the Alliance to Save Energy to promote the efficient use of energy under a multiyear cooperative agreement. This funding allowed the Alliance to be innovative and flexible in its program development, and to initiate and enhance projects it would otherwise not have been able to pursue. The program period was 1999 through 2004. The mission of the Alliance to Save Energy is to promote energy efficiency domestically and worldwide. The Alliance followed this mission by working closely with consumers, government, policy makers, and energy efficient product and service providers. The projects that were initiated by the Alliance included communication and consumer education, policy analysis and research, the promotion of interaction among the energy efficiency industry, and international energy efficiency programs. The funding from the Department of Energy allowed the Alliance to study new issues in energy efficiency, draw public attention to those issues, and create targeted programs, such as the Efficient Windows Collaborative or the Green Schools program, which now function on their own to promote energy efficiency in important areas.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Alliance to Save Energy
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
875344
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO10430
TRN: US200712%%101
DOE Contract Number:
FG36-99GO10430
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; COMMUNICATIONS; EDUCATION; EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; WINDOWS; Energy Efficiency

Citation Formats

Harry Misuriello, and DOE Project Officer - Keith Bennett. Promotion of Efficient Use of Energy. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/875344.
Harry Misuriello, & DOE Project Officer - Keith Bennett. Promotion of Efficient Use of Energy. United States. doi:10.2172/875344.
Harry Misuriello, and DOE Project Officer - Keith Bennett. Wed . "Promotion of Efficient Use of Energy". United States. doi:10.2172/875344. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/875344.
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