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Clean Energy Programs

EPA’s Clean Energy Programs are designed to help energy consumers in all sectors, state policy makers and energy providers improve their knowledge about Clean Energy technology and policy options by providing objective information, creating networks between the public and private sector and providing technical assistance. EPA also offers recognition to leading organizations that adopt Clean Energy policies and practices.

Combined Heat and Power Partnership logo The Combined Heat and Power Partnership is a voluntary program seeking to reduce the environmental impact of power generation by promoting the use of CHP. The Partnership works closely with energy users, the CHP industry, state and local governments, and other clean energy stakeholders to facilitate the development of new projects and to promote their environmental and economic benefits.

Green Power Partnership logo The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages organizations to buy green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with purchased electricity use. The Partnership currently has hundreds of Partner organizations voluntarily purchasing billions of kilowatt-hours of green power annually.

Clean Energy: State and Local Climate and Energy Program logo. Many state and local governments are using clean energy policies to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gases, improve air quality and public health, and achieve economic development goals. EPA’s State and Local Climate and Energy Program assists state and local governments in their climate change and clean energy efforts by providing technical assistance, analytical tools, and outreach support.

National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency The National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency was a private-public initiative to create a sustainable, aggressive national commitment to energy efficiency through the collaborative efforts of gas and electric utilities, utility regulators, and other partner organizations. Building on the progress made by the Action Plan, EPA is now working with the U.S. Department of Energy to support the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network, which strives to help the nation achieve all cost-effective energy efficiency by 2020 by focusing on the assistance that states and local governments need to perform their critical role in advancing policies and practices that bring energy efficiency to scale.

Energy Star logo ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the EPA and the DOE. Energy efficient choices can save families about a third on their energy bill with similar savings of greenhouse gas emissions, without sacrificing features, style or comfort. ENERGY STAR helps you make the energy efficient choice. EPA’s ENERGY STAR partnership offers a proven energy management strategy that helps in measuring current energy performance, setting goals, tracking savings, and rewarding improvements.

Center for Corporate Climate Leadership logo The Center for Corporate Climate Leadership is a resource center for all organizations looking to expand their work in the area of greenhouse gas (GHG) measurement and management. The Center encourages organizations with emerging climate objectives to identify and achieve cost-effective GHG emission reductions, while helping more advanced organizations drive innovations in reducing their greenhouse gas impacts in their supply chains and beyond. The Center also recognizes exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in addressing climate change.

For a summary of program accomplishments, see the Office of Atmospheric Programs: Climate Protection Partnerships 2013 Annual Report (PDF) (49pp, 5.9MB)

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