Alliance to Save Energy
|Alliance to Save Energy|
|Formation||February 10, 1977|
|Headquarters||Washington, DC, USA|
|Honorary Chair||Mark Warner (D - VA)|
|Co-Chair||Tom King, President, National Grid USA|
|Key people||Charles H. Percy (founding chair), Hubert Humphrey (co-founder)|
The Alliance to Save Energy is a coalition consisting largely of industrial, technological, and energy corporations. The Alliance states that its mission is to "support energy efficiency as a cost-effective energy resource under existing market conditions and advocate energy-efficiency policies that minimize costs to society and individual consumers, and that lessen greenhouse gas emissions and their impact on the global climate."  The alliance's chief activities include public relations, research, and lobbying to change U.S. energy policy.
The alliance includes over 170 organizations committed to energy efficiency as a primary way to achieve the nation's environmental, economic, energy security and affordable housing goals.
Support of Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
In 2007, Alliance to Save Energy came out in support of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which phases out the use of inefficient forms of incandescent light bulbs in favor of more energy-efficient lights, such as CFL, halogen incandescents, and LED lights. The purchase price of more efficient lights is typically higher than the purchase price of legacy incandescents. However, the low energy consumption and long life span of high-efficiency lights result in lower life-cycle costs than their legacy incandescent counterparts. Several of the founding member corporations (including Philips, Panasonic, and Sylvania) are manufacturers of high-efficiency bulbs. However, all of these corporations are also manufacturers of the incandescent light bulbs that will be phased out of production following passage of the Clean Energy Bill of 2007.
Board of directors
The board includes CEOs, presidents and senior executives of companies, associations, consumer and environmental organizations, as well as officials from state government, universities and law firms.
The first board of directors and board of advisors were chaired by Senator Percy and Henry A. Kissinger, respectively. Honorary chairmen included Senators Daniel J. Evans, H. John Heinz III and Timothy E. Wirth.
The current[when?] board is chaired by Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and co-chaired by Tom King, President of National Grid USA. Congressional vice-chairs include Senators Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Susan M. Collins (R-ME), Chris Coons (D-DE), Richard Lugar (R–IN), Lisa Murkowski (R–AK), Rob Portman (R-OH), Mark Pryor (D-AR.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Mark Udall (D–CO). Congressional vice chairs also include Representatives Brian Bilbray (R-CA), Michael Burgess (R–TX), Ralph Hall (R– TX), Steve Israel (D–NY), Edward J. Markey (D–MA), and Paul Tonko (D–NY). Alliance President Kateri Callahan took office on January 1, 2004.
- Alliance to Save Energy - Promoting Energy Efficiency World Wide: About Us
- Lobbying Spending Database: Agencies lobbied for by Alliance to Save Energy, 2001
- Jimmy Carter (February 10, 1977). "Alliance To Save Energy Statement on the Formation of the Organization". The American Presidency Project. Retrieved November 6, 2011.
- Alliance to Save Energy - Promoting Energy Efficiency World Wide: News: Alliance to Save Energy Hails Efficiency-Focused Senate Energy Bill, But Laments Lack of Tax Incentives
- Green Bay Press-Gazette - Congress' energy bill phasing out traditional light bulbs
- Wald, Matthew L. (14 March 2007). "A U.S. Alliance to Update the Light Bulb". The New York Times.