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Past Activities of the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency

Photo of child's hands holding a globe.From 2005 to 2010, EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy facilitated the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency, a private-public initiative to create a sustainable, aggressive national commitment to energy efficiency through natural gas and electric utilities, their regulators, and other partner organizations. This effort sought to take advantage of large opportunities in U.S. homes, buildings, and schools to reduce energy use, save billions on customer energy bills, and reduce the need for new power supplies.

Learn more about the Action Plan and other past activities related to energy efficiency:

Action Plan Leadership

The Action Plan was led by a Leadership Group, which consisted of representatives from electric and gas utilities, state utility regulators and energy agencies, energy consumers, energy service providers, environmental groups, and energy efficiency organizations. More than 60 leading organizations participated in this effort.

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Action Plan Meetings

The Action Plan sponsored a series of regional implementation meetings during 2007. For more information on these meetings, as well as the meetings of the Action Plan Leadership Group, visit the Action Plan meetings page.

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Action Plan Accomplishments

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Sector Collaborative on Energy Efficiency

The Sector Collaborative on Energy Efficiency brought together end-users from key sectors of the economy, electric and gas utilities, regulators, and partner organizations to jointly pursue the benefits of energy efficiency. These stakeholders joined together to:

The Sector Collaborative held a workshop (PDF) (4 pp, 177K) in 2007 and published its findings in a report, Sector Collaborative on Energy Efficiency Accomplishments and Next Steps (PDF) (80 pp, 497K). This report was designed to help gas and electric utilities, utility regulators, and energy users identify and act on cost-effective opportunities for expanding energy efficiency resources in the five commercial sectors participating in the Sector Collaborative. The report describes the barriers to cost-effective energy efficiency, documents how energy savings are valuable investments for participating sectors, identifies tools needed to implement and evaluate efficiency measures, and highlights new commitments and partnerships to increase efficiency investments.

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