Happy Energy Efficiency Day! More than 1,000 local governments, universities, corporations, utilities and other organizations are participating in EE Day 2022 today—and we hope you will join us. Using energy more efficiently is the heart of a clean energy future: it saves Americans billions of dollars each year on utility bills, supports more than two million jobs, and contributes to healthier and more comfortable homes.
Energy efficiency has been a remarkable success story of the past 40 years, and it will be just as important (if not more so) in the coming decades. It can halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, getting the United States halfway to its national climate goals. And today’s energy efficiency isn’t only about getting a single product, vehicle, or building to be more efficient; it’s also about optimizing how we use energy throughout the economy.
Energy efficiency is in the spotlight more than ever before thanks to the recent passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Efficiency is an essential part of the $369 billion IRA climate package. By investing in our buildings, vehicles, and industry, the IRA will help save money for American consumers and businesses, grow the energy efficiency and clean energy industries, and improve public health.
Many local and state governments have set ambitious clean energy and climate goals and are looking to capitalize on the IRA investments. And dozens have issued proclamations recognizing Energy Efficiency Day and pledging efficiency efforts—including Colorado Springs, Colorado; Fayetteville, Arkansas; and Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, among others.
Join us this year in celebrating the seventh annual Energy Efficiency Day! Share your energy efficiency actions, commitments, and stories on social media today using #EEDay2022. And don’t forget to sign up as a participant on the Energy Efficiency Day campaign website.