An alliance of environmental, industry, and government organizations has formed a task force -the Midwest Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Alliance- to spearhead the installation of clean, energy-efficient "combined heat and power" systems throughout the Midwest.

CHP systems, also known as cogenerators, produce electricity and usable heat simultaneously at the point of use. Conventional electric power generation does not capture the heat generated in power production. President Bush's National Energy Policy Report emphasizes CHP because CHP saves energy, reduces pollution, and is good for the economy.