NSPE Supports Innovation in Energy Efficiency

Date: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden attended the Alliance to Save Energy Great Energy Efficiency Day on Capitol Hill. Discussion focused on innovation in energy efficiency and how to make energy efficiency profitable for industry and affordable for consumers. Speakers included Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Assistant Secretary of Commerce Suresh Kumar, senior staff from the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection, Business Roundtable President John Engler, and representatives from the design and manufacturing industries. Five of the speakers had engineering backgrounds, and one was a professional engineer.