The Energy Future Coalition's strength is its ability to bring together diverse stakeholder groups to effect meaningful change in the energy sector. From its inception, the Coalition has built successful partnerships to promote clean energy, developed innovative business approaches to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and promoted high-level stakeholder engagement in the clean energy sector, as described further below.
Energy efficiency is a golden opportunity for the United States to embark on a new clean energy path in a way that boosts the economy, creates jobs, and helps the environment at half the cost of building new power plants. But we need to change the rules to incentivize energy efficiency to make it the first fuel of choice. Learn how the Energy Future Coalition's Rebuilding America initiative is working to upgrade the energy efficiency of 50 million buildings by 2020.
The U.S. power grid—our system for moving electricity from power plants to homes and offices—needs to be digitized and modernized. Revamping the grid should be a national priority to enhance its security, enable large-scale renewable energy deployment, and reduce efficiency losses. Learn more about how national, state, and local policies can bring about an expanded, secure, efficient, and intelligent electric power grid.
America's farms, forests, and ranches can provide 25% of America's energy by 2025. Renewable energy can reduce our use of imported oil, is better for the environment, and creates new jobs in rural and manufacturing communities. Learn how plants can be turned into transportation fuels, how the sun can power homes, and how wind is already making a difference in states like Texas and Florida.
Access to sustainable energy for all is essential for strengthening economies, protecting ecosystems, and achieving equity. In fact, more than 1.4 billion people worldwide have no access to electricity, and 1 billion more only have intermittent access. At the same time, other parts of the world have a chance to radically alter how much energy they consume and how efficiently they use it. The Energy Future Coalition is working with the United Nations Foundation and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to extend energy’s reach in order to combat endemic poverty. This initiative will call for private sector and national commitments and attract global attention to the importance of energy for development and poverty alleviation. The goal is to meet three objectives by 2030:
In recognition of the importance of energy access for sustainable economic development and supporting achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, the United Nations General Assembly has designated 2012 as the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.
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