Cross-Cutting

Many corporate energy strategies cut across different aspects of a company’s operations, and are not easily placed in any single category. These cross-cutting issues are addressed in the resources below, which include presentations, reports and news on cross-cutting energy efficiency strategies, as well as links to other organizations and web sites working on this issue.

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McKinsey finds that an aggressive investment of $520 billion in energy efficiency could also reduce energy costs by $1.2 trillion through 2020.
Implementing energy saving measures in computers such as night shut-off has achieved both energy and financial savings.
Energy efficiency is increasingly incorporated into business strategies to reduce expenses and manage risk.
Smart-grid technology has the potential to improve energy consumption and reduce costs for large companies. Some companies have already started benefiting from such technology.
Companies are developing energy conservation strategies in offices and datacenters through a combination of energy efficient technologies and improved energy management programs.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Solar and wind power may get the headlines and attention, but green-tech experts say 2010 will be dominated by energy efficiency, the mundane but critical process of cutting the amount of gas and electricity that homes and offices use.
WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy have formed an action group to help states achieve the maximum cost-effective energy efficiency improvements possible in offices, buildings, industries and homes by 2020.
A panel discussion at a recent Fortune Brainstorm Green session resulted in a list of five key roadblocks to energy efficiency, reports Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). Panelists included Google’s Green Energy Czar Bill Weihl, and Gretchen Hancock, project manager for corporate environmental programs at GE.
UNITED NATIONS -- At least $35 billion to $40 billion of annual investments will be required to link all people in the world with modern forms of energy by 2030, a goal that must be reached while reducing heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions, a U.N. advisory group recommended yesterday.
The recipient of a recent $20 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Retrofit Ramp-Up initiative, the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) has announced plans to use the money for a new program that will increase the energy efficiency of small and large residential, commercial and public buildings across the Southeast.
The PJM Interconnection said yesterday that it is counting on a record 8,525 megawatts in demand response commitments -- "negawatts" from customers who agree to reduce their power use on request -- to help meet expected peak electricity requirements this summer.
MILWAUKEE, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite a global recession, investment levels in energy efficiency have remained strong according to the Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) released today by Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global leader in delivering products, services and solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings.
Sixty-three percent of U.S. companies believe government tax breaks are needed to accelerate the adoption of green investments, according to a global survey by workspace solutions provider Regus.
Lack of federal legislation should not stop firms from reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. That’s because an effective energy and emissions reduction program sharpens a firm’s focus, is good for the bottom line, and provides other benefits. So says a new report by the Pew Center on Global Climate Change.
WASHINGTON, DC — Utilities need to go beyond the smart meter and use a range of energy-feedback tools to achieve significant reductions in customers' power consumption and their electricity bills, new research shows.

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