National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis today commended the administration for releasing a presidential memorandum promoting federal leadership on energy efficiency.
“The United States as a nation still wastes more energy than it consumes,” said Gaddis. “We applaud the administration for issuing a directive to federal agencies to become more energy efficient through greater use of renewable sources of energy, installation of smart meters, new energy efficiency loans in rural areas, and benchmarking and disclosure of energy use in federal buildings.”
“We are also encouraged that the administration has committed to further expand its use of energy savings performance contracts to upgrade the energy efficiency of federal buildings with private capital, at no cost to taxpayers, and hope the commitment will be strengthened with a specific goal consistent with the $2 billion goal for the last two years,” he added.
NEMA and its more than 400 member companies are committed to working with the administration to increasing the nation’s energy efficiency through high performance buildings, Smart Grid technologies, industrial energy efficiency, residential energy efficiency, and intelligent transportation systems.
“Greater energy efficiency is a win-win,” said Gaddis. “It will boost economic productivity and competitiveness and enhance U.S energy security.”
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 350 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers at the forefront of electrical safety, reliability, and resilience, as well as efficiency and energy security. Our combined industries account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities covering every state. Our industry produces $106 billion shipments of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year with $36 billion exports.