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International Policy Initiatives

In December 2011, the nations of the world agreed to begin negotiations on a new global agreement to address GHG emissions through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC).  EEI and its members have been active participants in the FCCC process since its inception in 1992, including submitting comments on key issues, holding and sponsoring conferences at FCCC meetings to highlight key industry accomplishments, and advocating for its members. 

EEI is also an active participant in the Power Working Group efforts under the Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership (GSEP), a public-private partnership that is part of the Clean Energy Ministerial.  The Power Working Group effort focuses on improving the efficiency of power plants of GSEP members through a series of site visits and on-site workshops focusing on generation efficiency, transmission and distribution efficiency, and end-use efficiency and demand-side management. 

EEI is also a member of the International Electricity Partnership (IEP), which is comprised of the trade associations representing electric utilities in Australia, Canada, the European Union, Japan, Latin America and the United States.  The IEP participates in the GSEP and FCCC processes, and has published several reports on how to lower carbon emission from the power sector globally.

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