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WASHINGTON (February 7, 2013) – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) released the following statement in response to the Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy recommendations:
“ACC supports the Alliance Commission’s worthwhile goal of doubling energy productivity by 2030, creating annual savings of $327 billion, and saving the average household more than $1,000.
“The business of chemistry makes a vital contribution to energy efficiency. The products of chemistry save up to 11.1 percent of total U.S. energy consumption, according to an ACC study—enough to power, light, heat and cool up to 56 million homes or power 135 million vehicles annually. These chemistry products and technologies save Americans up to $85 billion every year.
“In addition, a recent report by the International Council of Chemical Associations found that greater adoption of existing efficiency technologies, enabled by chemistry, could lower energy use in buildings by 41 percent by 2050.
“ACC looks forward to working with a wide variety of stakeholders and policymakers to advance energy efficiency measures that create a more productive energy economy.”