Oct 13 - Conference Call to Discuss DOE-EPA Partnership on ENERGY STAR

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Last fall, EPA and DOE launched a new EPA/DOE Partnership on Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Products. This partnership represents an exciting new era in cooperation between the two Agencies, leveraging the skills and abilities of each for greater success. Strong, well-managed federal energy efficiency programs are critical to achieving the Obama Administration's objectives around climate and energy independence, and enhanced collaboration between the Agencies will present important new opportunities to drive greater efficiency for American consumers by enhancing the ENERGY STAR program and driving greater efficiency in homes and buildings.

EPA and DOE held a conference call on October 13, with EPA Assistant Administrator Gina McCarthy and DOE Acting Under Secretary of Energy/Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Cathy Zoi, who provided a progress update and offered stakeholders the opportunity to ask questions and share feedback.