President Obama signed an Executive Order August 30 to facilitate investments in industrial energy efficiency that will strengthen domestic manufacturing and create jobs. The order also establishes a new national goal of 40 GW of new combined heat and power capacity by 2020, a 50 percent increase. Additionally, it directs the Environmental Protection Agency and the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, and Energy to coordinate actions at the federal level while providing policy and technical assistance to states to promote investments in industrial energy efficiency.