The Department of Energy estimates that existing efficiency appliance standards completed through February 2016 will, on a cumulative basis between 1987 and 2030, save 132 quadrillion Btus (quads) of energy, save consumers nearly $2 trillion on their utility bills, and reduce CO2 emissions by more than 7 billion metric tons. In August 2016, The Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP) and the American Council for and Energy Efficiency Economy (ACEEE) released a report, “Next Generation Standards: How the National Energy Efficiency Standards Program Can Continue to Drive Energy, Economic, and Environmental Benefits," which explores the future savings potential for national efficiency standards. This webinar was divided into two parts. During the first part, report authors Andrew deLaski and Joanna Mauer with ASAP presented on the results of this study and discussed the strategies that could be employed to further increase savings available from standards . Part two discussed the ways in which appliance standards affect natural gas and electric utility energy efficiency program design, planning and cost; this portion featured presentations from Nick Mark from CenterPoint Energy to provide the gas utility’s perspective and Dan Cote from CLEAResult to discuss the electric utility’s perspective.
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