The Energy Efficiency Global Alliance
Our most critical global challenge is stemming climate change while still enabling global economic development.
There is wide recognition that we cannot achieve global climate goals without significantly scaling up energy efficiency. The IEA estimates that energy efficiency could provide more than 40% of the emissions abatement required by 2040 to be in line with the Paris Agreement (IEA, 2018).
And efficiency investments improve countries’ energy productivity, resulting in multiple additional benefits, enabling them to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, grow their economies, improve public health and ensure energy security.
The technologies, business practices, and policies needed to dramatically improve energy efficiency exist today, but independent EE programs and initiatives—focusing on specific sectors or regions—compete for finite funding and resources that are inadequate to meet global needs.
The Energy Efficiency Global Alliance (EEGA), an international coalition of government, corporate, and NGO leaders that champions faster and deeper implementation of energy efficiency solutions to meet global energy and climate goals, helps meet this need by uniting the voice of efficiency. The EEGA coordinates the efforts of global EE companies, officials, and initiatives to increase recognition of efficiency’s critical role as a climate solution and facilitate its rapid deployment.
Odón de Buen
Director General, Comisión Nacional para el Uso Eficiente de la Energía, Mexico
CEO, The Climate Group
President, Alliance to Save Energy
Director General, Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada
CEO and Chair, Global Environment Facility
CEO, Rocky Mountain Institute
Vice President/Executive Director, International Copper Association
Global Director, Energy Program, World Resources Institute
Executive Director, International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation
President and CEO, Ceres
Commissioner, California Energy Commission
Head of Energy Efficiency, International Energy Agency
Chairman and CEO, Johnson Controls
Senior Executive Vice President and CEO, Exelon Utilities
President and CEO, New York Power Authority
Hon. Aziz Rebbah
Minister of Mines, Energy, and Sustainable Development, Kingdom of Morocco
CEO North and Central America, Legrand
President, Trane Commercial North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa
Executive Director, World Business Council for Sustainable Development , North America
Chair, U.S. Energy Practice and Co-Chair, Global Energy Sector, Dentons
Deputy Director, FIA Foundation
Head, Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat
Managing Director, Deutsche Unternehmensinitiative Energieeffizienz e.V. (DENEFF)
President, European Alliance to Save Energy
CEO, Australian Alliance to Save Energy
Industry Program Director, Energy Foundation China
As EEGA Secretariat, the Alliance to Save Energy coordinates the efforts of its global partners to help give a stronger voice to efficiency in global energy and climate discussions, and leverages its signature EE Global Forum as a platform for developing EEGA messaging and action plans.
Laura Van Wie McGrory
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
Alliance to Save Energy