- Stephen Cowell, President E4TheFuture and founding board member of NEEP
Our Mission & Vision
NEEP was founded in 1996 as a non-profit accelerating energy efficiency in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. Today, it is one of six Regional Energy Efficiency Organizations (REEOs) funded, in part, by US Department of Energy to support state efficiency policies and programs.
Our mission is to accelerate energy efficiency as an essential part of demand-side solutions that enable a sustainable regional energy system.
Our vision is that the region embraces next generation energy efficiency as a core strategy to meet energy needs in a carbon-constrained world.
Our long-term shared goal is to assist the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Region in reducing carbon emissions 80% by 2050 (relative to 2001).
Our strategies are:
- Advance Regional Market Transformation Opportunities
- Provide Independent Analysis and Technical Expertise
- Advance Knowledge and Best Practices
- Engage and Empower Stakeholders
- Maintain a Strong, Nimble, and Responsive Organization
Our approach is to facilitate collaboration, education, and enterprise in order to overcome barriers and transform markets. We do this by:
• Digging deep in policy and technology to provide authoritative papers, presentations and persistent leadership.
• Developing strategic partnerships to cultivate and advance critical work.
• Developing leadership to demonstrate the possible.
• Driving change through efficiency as a core strategy.
• Focusing on market transformation as a cycle of change.
• Working openly to create learning opportunities and trust
“NEEP and other early regional energy efficiency organizations were formed when it became clear that strategic multi-state collaboration among energy efficiency actors was needed to effectively advance efficiency and transform markets for the long term.”
- Sue Coakley, NEEP Executive Director
“One of the things Connecticut finds really important about NEEP is that it brings a small state like us together with other states in the region.”
- Diane Duva, Director of the Office of Energy Demand with Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection