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Turn Heat Into Power with Industrial Efficiency

Most power plants operate at efficiency levels of just 33 to 45 percent. That means as much as two-thirds of the fuel used to produce electricity is released into the atmosphere and wasted.

But we can turn wasted heat into additional power through proven energy efficiency technologies, such as combined heat and power, waste-heat recovery, and district heat, which could achieve energy efficiencies of 75 percent or greater. If lawmakers improve tax incentives for private investment in industrial energy efficiency projects, we could increase the national generating capacity to 164 gigawatts—double the current capacity—and reap the rewards of new jobs and investment, reduced energy costs, less pollution, and greater resiliency.
Added: Jul. 24, 2013
Contact: Tracy Schario 202.540.6582
Campaigns: Clean Energy Program
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