EDF cheers for “Race to the Top” proposal for energy efficiency and grid modernization

April 10, 2013
Caroline Paulsen, 202-572-3281, cpaulsen@edf.org
Sharyn Stein, 202-572-3396, sstein@edf.org

(Washington, D.C. – April 10, 2013) President Obama unveiled his FY 2014 budget proposals today, and one program in particular is winning cheers from Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).

EDF strongly supports plans for a “Race to the Top” for energy efficiency and grid modernization, which is included as part of the proposed Department of Energy budget. The energy race would create a competitive grant program for states and communities that adopt innovations in energy efficiency, clean energy deployment and smart grid technologies. The initiative would support the President’s goal of doubling energy productivity from 2010 levels by 2030.  

“The proposed Race to the Top sets both an impressive and an achievable goal,” said EDF’s Elgie Holstein. “By rewarding state innovations for energy productivity, this proposal forges a new kind of federal-state partnership that will accelerate the transition to more efficient, less polluting energy sources, reduce household energy costs and cut harmful pollution – including climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions.”

You can read more about EDF’s clean energy efforts here

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