This blog is the latest in a series covering 2016 presidential candidate leadership on energy efficiency. See previous posts in the series:
- What Can The Next U.S. President Do For Energy Efficiency?
- GOP Presidential Debate: Energy Efficiency Wish List
- Democratic Presidential Debate: Energy Productivity Wish List
Buildings account for approximately 40 percent of U.S. energy use, signaling significant opportunities to reduce energy and cost savings for businesses and consumers. Throughout the 2016 presidential race, we have been encouraged by candidates on both sides of the aisle who have recognized that energy efficiency can provide energy and cost savings for businesses and consumers, greater national security, and a cleaner environment.
We welcome additional ideas for strategies that will modernize America’s energy economy from presidential candidates in both parties. Below, we outline proposed building energy efficiency policies from U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Clinton’s Energy Efficiency Proposal for Advanced Buildings
Recently, Hillary Clinton unveiled her policy strategy for advancing building energy efficiencywith a proposal entitled “Hillary Clinton’s Plan for Advanced Buildings: Creating Jobs, Reducing Pollution and Saving Americans Money.” An important leading element of Clinton’s Clean Energy Challenge proposal to tackle climate change and modernize America’s energy infrastructure, Clinton’s Advanced Buildings plan sets a goal to “cut energy waste in American homes, schools, stores, municipal buildings, hospitals and offices by a third within ten years of taking office.” This energy saving strategy allows Americans to “do more using less”, to use a familiar phrase, and we encourage all presidential candidates to provide ambitious strategies and policy proposals that will save American households and businesses energy costs and savings.
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