Philips Electronics was selected for the Alliance to Save Energy's 2008 "Stars of Energy Efficiency" Chairman's Award. Established to recognize proactive champions of energy-efficiency, the Alliance to Save Energy's elite Chairman's Award recognizes Philips based on its 2007 formation and leadership of the Lighting Efficiency Coalition, a collaborative effort to establish new energy efficiency standards for lighting and help phase out less-efficient lighting technologies in the interests of reducing the nation's energy consumption and promoting greater sustainability. The Lighting Efficiency Coalition was formed under Philips leadership and was driven and energized by Philips' encouragement of governments around the world to adopt policies to remove the least efficient lighting products from the market.
In addition to securing support from other major lighting manufacturers, the group of energy-efficiency advocates within the Lighting Efficiency Coalition included the Alliance to Save Energy, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the Appliance Standards Awareness Project, Californians Against Waste, the Earth Day Network, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
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