Industrial Efficiency

Energy Department Recognizes Best Practices & Ambitious Energy Goals

In Cleveland, Alcoa and ArcelorMittal Recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency, November 22, 2013

WASHINGTON – As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to double our nation’s energy productivity by 2030, the Energy Department today recognized aluminum manufacturer Alcoa and steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal for leadership in the Better Buildings, Better Plants Program.  As a part of the Better Plants Challenge, Alcoa has demonstrated leadership by setting an ambitious goal to reduce the energy intensity of 29 of its plants by 25 percent by 2020 and sharing strategies and best practices to help other U.S. companies improve their energy efficiency. Additionally, in August, ArcelorMittal joined the broader Better Plants Program – committing to reducing its energy intensity by 10 percent across 17 plants.

“Partners in the Better Plants Challenge are leading by example, showing firsthand how energy efficiency improvements can help manufacturers improve their bottom lines, cut energy waste and pollution and stay competitive in global markets,” said Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson. “The investments they have made through the Better Plants Challenge are helping to cut energy waste, while saving millions in energy costs and helping position the United States to lead in the global economy.”

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