By: Jennifer Kefer, Vice President of David Gardiner and Associates and Executive Director of the Alliance for Industrial Efficiency President Trump has vowed to make American companies and manufacturing stronger and more competitive. However, on March 28, the President signed an executive order, “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth,” beginning the process of rolling back …continue reading.
The Alliance for Industrial Efficiency, a project of DGA, released an exciting new report that ranks states on their potential for industrial energy efficiency and CHP/WHP to reduce carbon emissions. The report – State Ranking of Potential Carbon Dioxide Emission Reductions through Industrial Energy Efficiency – demonstrates that states could help the industrial sector seize …continue reading.
Diverse Stakeholders Urge State Governors to Include Industrial Energy Efficiency in their State Compliance Plans
The Alliance for Industrial Efficiency joined 15 energy-efficiency, labor, business and environmental organizations to urge governors to capitalize on the largely untapped potential of industrial energy efficiency (IEE) to help meet state greenhouse gas reduction (GHG) targets in the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The interactive map below includes links to each letter sent to governors, …continue reading.
DGA hosted a webinar along with the Institute for Industrial Efficiency (IIP), the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), and the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP), on the role that industrial energy-efficiency can play in helping states comply with the upcoming Clean Power Plan. The webinar featured helpful tools for state policy makers as they look to developing …continue reading.
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) provides a tremendous opportunity for states to save electricity, increase manufacturing competitiveness, and reduce emissions. This July 2015 report, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) as a Compliance Option under the Clean Power Plan: A Template and Policy Options for State Regulators, is a key tool to guide to states as they …continue reading.
Did you know that the U.S. industrial sector produced almost 30% of the country’s overall emissions in 2012? While there has been a lot attention and activity paid to reducing emissions from the power and transportation sectors, the industrial sector has generally been overlooked. Jennifer Kefer, vice-president of DGA sat down with Energy Intelligence magazine …continue reading.
Today, the Alliance urged the Tennessee Valley Authority to include measures to increase deployment of combined heat and power and waste heat to power in its 2015 Integrated Resource Plan, which establishes TVA’s power generation strategy. TVA’s stated goal is to establish a “cleaner and more secure energy future, relying more on nuclear power and …continue reading.
The Alliance submitted detailed feedback to EPA on the design of its anticipated 111(d) rule, a program to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants. Our letter highlights the carbon benefits of CHP and waste heat to power, demonstrates that these technologies are cost effective and adequately demonstrated, and profiles actions that states and utilities …continue reading.
Yesterday, the Alliance filed a letter before the Iowa Utilities Board supporting a proposed rider by MidAmerican Energy on standby rates imposed by the utility on distributed generators, including those providing combined heat and power (CHP). While standby rates are needed to allow utilities to recover costs they incur to provide supplemental, backup and maintenance …continue reading.
Alliance’s Kefer highlights benefits of CHP and WHP in testimony to EPA on GHG regs for existing power plants
Today, Alliance Program Manager, Jennifer Kefer, testified at one of 11 public listening sessions EPA is holding to solicit suggestions for its forthcoming greenhouse gas regulations for existing power plants (“The 111(d) Rule”). Her comments emphasized CHP and waste heat to power’s (WHP’s) substantial environmental and economic benefits and urged EPA to adopt a system-wide …continue reading.