Thursday, February 28, 2013

Executive Order 13626: Accelerating Investment in Industrial Energy Efficiency

This EO was signed by President Obama in August, 2012, it is designed to promote American manufacturing by helping to facilitate investments in energy efficiency at industrial facilities.

Section 1. Policy. Accelerate and expand investments that reduce energy use through more efficient manufacturing processes and facilities and the expanded use of combined heat and power (CHP).

Section 2. Encouraging Investment in Industrial Efficiency. Coordinate policies between a variety of departments to encourage investment in industrial efficiency in order to reduce costs for industrial users, improve US competitiveness, create jobs, and reduce harmful air pollution.

(a) A national goal of deploying 40 gigawatts of new, cost-effective industrial CHP in the United States by the end of 2020;

(b) Public workshops, to develop and encourage the use of best practice State policies and investment models that address the multiple barriers to investment in industrial energy efficiency and CHP;

(c) Encourage investment in industrial energy efficiency and CHP, such as by providing assistance to States, providing incentives, employing output-based approaches as compliance options, seeking to expand participation in and create additional tools, reducing energy intensity by 25 percent over 10 years, support and encourage efforts to accelerate investment in industrial energy efficiency and CHP, providing general guidance, technical analysis and information, and financial analysis, improving the usefulness of Federal data collection and analysis, and assisting States in developing and implementing State-specific best practice policies.


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