According to a report released last month by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), energy efficiency is found to be the 3rd largest resource in the U.S. power sector. The China-U.S. Energy Efficiency Alliance is thrilled about this news. For over 11 years, the Alliance has been combating global climate change by promoting efficiency as the cleanest and least expensive energy resource in China and the United States.
The ACEEE report estimates that energy efficiency only lags behind coal and natural gas. Additionally, it’s important to note that, “energy efficiency has eliminated the need for 313 new power plants since 1990 and reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 490 million tons last year.”