A group of organizations committed to progressing energy efficiency in Australia has created a new Australian Alliance to Save Energy (A2SE), modeled on the U.S.-based Alliance to Save Energy, to further their shared goal of greenhouse gas reductions through smarter energy use.
The two alliances recently signed a memorandum of understanding outlining the terms of their collaboration and stating their recognition "that Australia needs a stronger voice for energy efficiency that can advance the case for saving energy through nonpartisan, collaborative work." The new organization’s website is at www.a2se.org.au; and a board of directors, on which the U.S.-based Alliance will serve, is in formation.
Planned A2SE activities will include research, outreach activities, and the facilitation of stronger partnerships for energy efficiency, demand management and distributed energy activities among government, industry and the community. Collaborative efforts between A2SE and the Alliance to Save Energy could include joint sponsorship of events, information exchange, bilateral meetings of their boards of directors, and energy efficiency-focused trade missions between the two countries.
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