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The Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) is a nonprofit organization formed by industrial, technological, environmental and consumer leaders. It promotes energy efficiency across the world through research, education and advocacy. The alliance states that its mission is to encourage the use of energy efficiency as a means to achieve cost-effective energy and a healthier atmosphere at minimal cost to society and consumers.
The ASE was founded in 1977 with a mission to improve the efficiency of America’s energy resources. The board includes members of Congress, corporate CEOs and nonprofit presidents. The alliance runs as a tax-exempt membership organization with a $15 million annual budget (as of 2011). It operates out of its headquarters in Washington, D.C.
The ASE is involved mainly in activities such as public relations, research and lobbying. It was founded with the intent to create an energy-efficient world by ensuring that only the required energy is used, and to make the United States a global leader in energy efficiency.
The ASE believes that business can make profits while still being efficient. It conducts activities to educate consumers about the possible energy choices available. Lawmakers are also given guidance to help them build a smart and fiscally sound energy policy. The alliance actively participates in spreading the message of energy efficiency to all developing and developed nations across the globe.