Alliance Urges Congress To Tap Energy Efficiency In Infrastructure Policy To Reduce Costs, Carbon Emissions
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Alliance Urges Congress To Tap Energy Efficiency In Infrastructure Policy To Reduce Costs, Carbon Emissions

WASHINGTON — (RealEstateRama) — Congress has an opportunity to lower the price tag and carbon footprint of a nationwide infrastructure initiative by incorporating energy efficiency into its policy proposals, the Alliance to Save Energy said in a written statement submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Thursday for a hearing titled, “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Investing in Our Nation’s Infrastructure Cannot Wait.”


“We must avoid the temptation to look only at short-term costs and build a truly modern infrastructure network that locks in savings over decades and lays the foundation for a more competitive and productive economy,” Alliance President Jason Hartke says in the statement.

The Alliance’s statement presents recommendations for Congress on laying the foundation for efficient transportation; improving the energy-efficiency of buildings and the equipment in them; expanding public-private partnerships to finance infrastructure projects; and adopting life-cycle cost-effectiveness analysis to all appropriate projects.

About the Alliance to Save Energy
Founded in 1977, the Alliance to Save Energy is a nonprofit, bipartisan alliance of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders working to expand the economy while using less energy. Our mission is to promote energy productivity worldwide – including through energy efficiency – to achieve a stronger economy, a cleaner environment and greater energy security, affordability and reliability.



Ben Somberg

(202) 530-2223


The Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) is a coalition of prominent business, government, environmental, and consumer leaders who promote the efficient and clean use of energy worldwide to benefit consumers, the environment, economy, and national security.


Ronnie Kweller
(202) 530-2203(O)
or 202-857-0666

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