Policy - Energy
The tech sector is playing a critical role in promoting global energy efficiency and combating climate change. ITI and our members seek to continuously improve the energy efficiency landscape in the U.S. and globally to leverage energy-efficient technologies. ITI works on behalf of our member companies to advocate for policies that advance both intelligent efficiency and product efficiency.
ITI and our member companies understand that we have a major stake in the fight against climate change. We have adopted three strategic commitments in this regard. We also support government policies that emphasize an innovation agenda for mitigating and adapting our changing climate.
On energy efficiency, ITI unites the tech sector and the NGO community to advance policies that drive sustainable economic growth through technology-enabled energy and product efficiency innovation. ITI works proactively with the Environmental Protection Agency as an active partner in and advisor to the ENERGY STAR program. Our activities in Europe in coordination with Digital Europe, our work in China in coordination with USITO and our policy efforts elsewhere in Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. We also participate actively in energy efficiency efforts within the G-20, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, the United Nations, and other international venues.
RILA & ITI State Clean Energy Procurement Index January 2017 (January 10, 2017)
RILA & ITI State Clean Energy Procurement Index January 2017 ranking, for the first time, the ease at which tech and retail companies can procure clean energy by state.
Technology Sector Presidential Platform Letter (May 04, 2016)
Technology Sector Presidential Platform Letter
Connected Devices Alliance (CDA) Voluntary Principles for Networked Devices (February 26, 2016)
Connected Devices Alliance (CDA) Voluntary Principles for Networked Devices energy efficiency developed by the G 20 through a multi-stakeholder approach.
- Energy & Environment Priorities 2016 (February 09, 2016)
- ITI Statement on Climate Change (December 03, 2015)
Through the BASEL Convention, Tech Works on Sustainability (February 21, 2018)
Over the past decade, the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) has led global tech sector engagement in Basel Convention negotiations on used and waste electronics. The mission of the Basel Convention ...
Tech’s Commitment to Sustainable Products (February 12, 2018)
The tech industry is committed to protecting our environment not just for today but for future generations. It is with that in mind that I recently traveled to China to represent the sector before several ...
Will China Fill the Void of US Climate Leadership in G-20? (July 14, 2017)
The G-20 just concluded its annual meetings in Hamburg, Germany, where all the countries except the United States reaffirmed their joint commitment to the Paris Climate accord, an agreement the United ...
Renewable Energy Policy Means Good-Paying Jobs in Red and Blue States (April 21, 2017)
Inside Washington, important issues are often reduced to simplistic talking points for the “either/or” soundbite like, tackling climate change or having jobs. On this Earth Day, I want to debunk that myth ...
The President’s Inauguration: Giving New Priority to Familiar Challenges (January 21, 2013)
In his Inaugural Address today, President Obama combined poetry and prose as he spoke about the priorities that he will bring to his second term in office. For many of these issues, the technology sector ...
ITI Hires Two to Grow Its Public Affairs Team (September 30, 2018)
WASHINGTON – ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, announced today that Jennie Westbrook Courts and Clare Sahin joined its public affairs team as vice president of external affairs and manager of state ...
ITI on US Withdrawal from Paris Climate Change Agreement (June 01, 2017)
WASHINGTON — ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, today released the following statement from President and CEO Dean Garfield after President Donald Trump announced his decision to have the United ...
ITI on White House’s Pending Decision on Paris Climate Change Agreement (May 31, 2017)
WASHINGTON — ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, today released the following statement from President and CEO Dean Garfield as the White House considers whether or not to keep the United States ...
New Report: States with Strong Domestic Clean Energy Choices are Creating Jobs and Economic Growth (January 10, 2017)
WASHINGTON - A groundbreaking study undertaken for the first time and jointly released today by the nation’s retail and technology industries concludes that states that are investing in clean domestic ...
Tech Lauds Effort Leading to California’s Historic Computer Energy Efficiency Regulation (December 14, 2016)
WASHINGTON – ITI and TechNet, two organizations representing the technology industry’s leading companies, joined together in marking the ambitious computer and display energy efficiency regulation approved ...