NSPE Attends "Great Energy Efficiency Day"

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden attended the Alliance to Save Energy's Great Energy Efficiency Day on Capitol Hill, where Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT-AL) served as keynote speakers. ASE President Kateri Callahan emphasized that energy efficiency is a bipartisan issue, saying that regardless of political ideology or divergent opinions on other energy issues, everyone is in favor of saving energy and money. Panels focused on the business case for energy efficiency and included Department of Energy Better Buildings Challenge Director and Senior Program Advisor Maria Vargas; former governor and Business Roundtable President John Engler; Edison Electric Institute President Thomas Kuhn; former congressman and American Gas Association President and CEO Dave McCurdy; former congressman and American Chemistry Council President and CEO Cal Dooley; and senior executives from Schneider Electric, Legrand, Nissan North America, and LG.