Dialogue Meeting Summary: September 28, 2011; Denver, Colorado
Western Region: October 29, 2013; Salt Lake City, Utah
Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Region: March 13, 2013; Baltimore, Maryland
Southeast Region: January 24, 2013; Little Rock, Arkansas
Midwest Region: June 21, 2012; Columbus, Ohio
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Industrial Energy Efficiency and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Regional Dialogue Meetings bring together key stakeholders to focus on developing and implementing state best practice policies and investment models that address the multiple barriers to greater investment in industrial energy efficiency and CHP.
These meetings are in coordination with the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network's (SEE Action) Industrial Energy Efficiency and CHP Working Group and other key regional energy efficiency organizations.
The industrial sector accounts for more than 30% of all energy consumed in the United States, and for many manufacturers, energy costs affect overall competitiveness. While U.S. manufacturing facilities have made progress at becoming more energy efficient over the past several decades, there is an opportunity to accelerate and expand this improvement with investments to reduce energy use through more efficient manufacturing processes and facilities and the expanded use of CHP. Accelerating these investments in our nation's factories can improve the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing, lower energy costs, free up future capital for businesses to invest, reduce air pollution, and create jobs.
To address these challenges, DOE, in coordination with SEE Action's Industrial Energy Efficiency and CHP Working Group and other key partners, is hosting Regional Dialogue Meetings that bring together key stakeholders to focus on developing and implementing state best practice policies and investment models that address the multiple barriers to greater investment in industrial energy efficiency and CHP. These meetings focus on industrial energy efficiency and CHP successes, opportunities, and new approaches—all with an eye toward state policy, including the role of ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs.
These meetings build on the August 30, 2012, Executive Order: Accelerating Investment in Industrial Energy Efficiency by fostering regional dialogues to discuss best practice state policies and investment models that overcome the numerous barriers to investment in industrial energy efficiency and CHP.
For more information, visit DOE's Industrial Distributed Energy page or contact:
- Katrina Pielli, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy