Statement of Steve Nadel, Executive Director of ACEEE, Marking Energy Efficiency Day
Today is the second annual Energy Efficiency Day, a time to celebrate the incredible benefits of saving energy. Energy efficiency is the cheapest, quickest way to meet our energy needs, lower consumer bills, reduce pollution, and boost community resilience. Plus, it’s an economic engine, supporting at least 2.2 million US jobs in manufacturing, construction, and other fields.
Hundreds of organizations and companies from around the world are participating in today’s event. More than a dozen cities, counties, and states—from coast to coast—have officially declared October 5th as Energy Efficiency Day.
Join us in sharing the good news. You can sign up on this website, take the Lightbulb Challenge or the Office Lighting Challenge, consider easy energ
y-saving measures, and help us build awareness on social media by using the hashtag #EEDay17.
Energy Efficiency Day is a collaborative effort of regional and national organizations that promote energy efficiency, including ACEEE, Advanced Energy Economy, Natural Resources Defense Council, the Alliance to Save Energy, and the Regional Energy Efficiency Organizations.