“The Alliance for Industrial Efficiency expands SMACNA’s outreach to key local, state and federal energy policy decision makers, provides strategic guidance on important legislative priorities, and supports CHP/WHP initiatives across market segments. The Alliance significantly magnifies our impact, by expanding our ability to follow and weigh in on far more state and federal regulatory proceedings and coalition legislative efforts – many of vital importance to our membership. The Alliance’s coalition membership is widely representative of industry and includes management and labor nonprofit organizations greatly increasing its credibility with federal and state policymakers.” – Stan Kolbe, Director of Government Relations at SMACNA
Partnership for Industrial Efficiency
The Alliance is supported and guided by a Steering Committee of its members. The Steering Committee helps identify policy priorities and weighs in with Members of Congress and the Administration on decisions affecting industrial energy efficiency.
Below is a list of companies and organizations that are members and affiliate members of the Alliance Steering Committee.
The Steering Committee establishes the goals, priorities and policies of the Alliance. Steering Committee members develop coordinated lobbying, communication, and outreach strategies; participate in meetings with policy makers in Congress and the Executive branch; and contribute financially to our work.
Affiliate members are non-voting members of the Alliance who support its mission by providing guidance to the Alliance’s work and sharing information with their respective constituents. These organizations are not represented in the Alliance’s state and federal lobbying efforts unless expressly indicated.
Benefits of Membership
Reaching Key Decision-Makers
We know Alliance members have a number of priorities on Capitol Hill. Through biweekly strategy calls, we help our members identify the most promising policies to advance energy efficiency – and help amplify their voice by setting up Hill visits for coalition members.
Our skilled and connected lobbyists make sure the Alliance position is heard when policies move forward by coordinating coalition visits, circulating letters to stakeholders, and submitting questions for key hearings. These efforts have helped move bipartisan legislation to provide critical financing, recognize CHP’s resiliency benefits, and make sure CHP and WHP are credited in a Clean Energy Standard.
The Clean Air Act is complicated. Yet, the Alliance’s knowledgeable and experienced staff understands how to navigate the regulatory process. We make sure that the Alliance has a voice in rulemaking proceedings by preparing public comments, meeting with key Agency staff, and testifying at public hearings. And thanks to these efforts, we’re seeing a real difference in the rules.
The Environmental Protection Agency now recognizes that energy efficiency is the most cost-effective way to reduce emissions. And in rule after rule, they’re finding ways to encourage it – from including output-based standards to providing technical assistance to states that want to include CHP in their plans to offering compliance extensions for companies that install CHP.
Encouraging CHP Use
Alliance members already understand that industrial energy efficiency can save money, create jobs, and reduce emissions. By joining together, we can make sure decision-makers understand these benefits as well.