Energy Efficiency in a New Energy Economy
The 24th Annual Energy Efficiency Forum will explore opportunities to place energy efficiency front and center in the new energy economy. In this period of expanding domestic energy supply, the forum will highlight efficiency’s role as a cost-effective resource to meet increasing energy demand, a strategy to make our communities more secure, resilient and sustainable and a driver for innovative new technologies and practices.
To be the premier forum that promotes an energy efficiency ethic through the presentation of national and worldwide views on energy efficiency and the resulting impact on the environment, national security and economic growth.
In 1990, Johnson Controls convened a national forum of participants from the public and private sectors as part of a broader campaign to raise energy conservation awareness in Washington, D.C., and to encourage the development of a nationwide energy conservation ethic. In 1992 the United States Energy Association joined Johnson Controls as a co-sponsor of the Forum. Over the course of two decades, the discussions and debates at the annual event have involved questions about the role of government in the marketplace, public/private partnerships, promoting research and development of energy efficient technologies, market opportunities for U.S. businesses, the global context, and the critical impact of energy use on the natural environment. Changes in the political landscape have influenced the character and tone of the Forum from year to year, occasionally in dramatic ways. The high-level, invitation-only gathering has been successful in advancing energy efficiency issues with the help of many eminent speakers, including President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Sen. Hillary Clinton, every U.S. Secretary of Energy since 1990 and other notables including journalists, members of Congress, and international business and industry leaders.
This website is dedicated to carrying out the mission that has made the Energy Efficiency Forum the nation's most important event on the topic for more than 20 years: To be the premier forum that promotes an energy efficiency ethic through the presentation of national and worldwide views on energy efficiency and the resulting impact on the environment, national security and economic growth.
We are working to fulfill the mission online by continuing what happens at the national Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington DC:
- Presenting timely topics in an engaging manner
- Providing a wide array of viewpoints on energy issues
- Offering an opportunity for feedback
- Including noteworthy participants who are involved in policy matters – and expanding involvement throughout the United States and the world
- Citing energy efficiency best practices from many sectors, such as manufacturing, services, government, healthcare, education, retail and consumers
- U.S. Representative, Cory Gardner, Colorado
- U.S. Representative, Peter Welch, Vermont
- Daniel Yergin, Best-Selling Author, Vice Chairman, IHS
- Marc Gunther, Fortune Magazine and Greenbiz
- Jeff Orlowski, Producer/Director - Chasing Ice, Winner of 30 Awards, Including Best Cinematography