07/29/2014

U.S. Falls Behind in Global Energy Efficiency Rankings

Is the American energy policy lagging behind the rest of the world?

 
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In the second edition of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy's 2014 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard, published today, the United States ranks 13 out of 16 of the world's biggest economies for energy efficiency. The report measures 31 separate metrics scored across four different groupings, including energy consumption at the national level and at the three sectors usually responsible for the most energy usage: buildings, industry, and transportation. The report also manages both goal-oriented and quantifiable metrics, called "policy metrics" and "performance metrics" which manages to weigh the value of public policy against the actual energy consumption.

This year's report also includes new metrics, such as water efficiency policy and investment in energy efficiency by the private sector. While the U.S. does lag behind the rest of the world in energy efficiency, the report is quick to point out room for improvement - with only 42 out of a possible 100 points being assigned based on efficiency and suggests four large areas in which to focus:

1. Passing a national energy savings target

2. Strengthening national model building energy codes

3. Supporting education and training in the industrial sectors

4. Prioritizing energy efficiency in transportation spending

 


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