Pew Center Launches Online Portal to Energy Efficiency Resources

Pew Center Launches Online Portal to Energy Efficiency Resources

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The Pew Center on Global Climate Change has launched a new online portal for companies looking for help in developing energy efficiency strategies.

The Corporate Energy Efficiency website is part of a larger Pew Center project focused on sharing corporate energy efficiency best practices related to internal operations, supply chains, products and services.

The new website houses a number of resources, including a database of energy efficiency initiatives taken up by the 45 companies in the Pew Center's Business Environmental Leadership Council, presentations given at Pew Center workshops, external resources, news articles and results from a survey designed to gather data, identify trends and gauge current activities in corporate energy efficiency.

The 65-question survey was filled out by 48 companies, which reported that their main motivations for implementing energy efficiency strategies were: reducing their carbon footprint, responding to rising energy prices and demonstrating their commitment to corporate social responsibility.

A little over 80 percent of the companies said they modified products and services to enhance or offer new levels of energy efficiency in order to “take advantage of new market trends brought on by consumer concerns about energy prices” and “respond to competitive pressures.”

The Pew Center's overall corporate energy efficiency project is being funded by a three-year, $1.4 million grant from Toyota.

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