Obama Bypasses Congress and Turns to Big Business to Make Energy Efficiency Happen

It’s never a bad thing to have the leader of the free world in your corner. And President Barrack Obama made clear again last week that he’s with energy efficiency.At a Walmart in Silicon Valley, Obama laid out his next round of green energy expansion plans. Sexy solar got much of the play in the media coverage. But staid energy efficiency was in … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency’s Political Capital: How Should it be Used Next?

Never has energy efficiency enjoyed as much political capital as in recent years. And the industry can probably bank on at least three more years of such clout – the remainder of Barack Obama’s presidential term.How best might that time be used in framing public policy?Led by former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, a group of influential energy … [Read more...]

Obama and the reinvention of energy efficiency

By Elisa Wood February 13, 2012The energy efficiency industry received a nice boost this week during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Obama called for cutting energy use by half over the next 20 years.Such attention comes at a significant point in the history of the energy efficiency movement. It appears to be … [Read more...]