Energy Efficiency and Climate Policy Forum

December 3, 2020

National Press Club and VIRTUAL

Washington, DC

ACEEE research has found that energy efficiency can halve U.S. energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. With growing interest in policies to address global climate change, as well as a new Congress and a new presidential term to begin in January 2021, ACEEE will be hosting the Energy Efficiency and Climate Policy Forum to discuss key steps and policies that will help the United States get on this 50% reduction pathway.

While it will definitely be possible to attend virtually, we are also hoping to offer the option of limited in-person, socially distant seating at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

The forum will feature keynote addresses by a congressional leader and an official associated with the next administration plus four sessions focusing on:

  • Buildings - improvements to existing buildings and opportunities for electrification
  • Industry - industrial carbonization strategies 
  • Transportation - advanced vehicles and systems
  • Cross-cutting - state-led planning, clean energy standard, and carbon pricing

This will be the final event in ACEEE’s celebration of its 40th anniversary, intended to advance our Call to Action on Energy Efficiency, and lay the groundwork for even bigger accomplishments in the coming decades.

Likely participants
The Policy Forum will bring together a diverse group of attendees including federal officials; policymakers; Congressional staff; energy service companies; energy efficiency product manufacturers; policy advocates; and energy efficiency program planners, operators, and evaluators.


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Registration Type Virtual In-person (Hybrid)
Early bird 10/15-11/13 $50 $80
Regular 11/14-12/3 $75 $100

For cancellations, please send a notification in writing by email to The cancellation fee is $50 until December 2. After that time, registration fees are non-refundable. Please note if you registered as an in-person attendee, and the event moves to virtual only, you will be refunded the difference in registration rates.


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Sponsorship Opportunities

For information or questions on sponsorship opportunities for the 2020 Energy Efficiency & Climate Policy Forum, please contact  Charlie Herron.

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