One of the most important ways to change our energy economy is to invest in energy efficiency. A number of states throughout the nation have been investing in efficiency because they know it works.
So do you think that David Koch is disappointed that the new MIT research lab named after him was built with energy efficient goals? In fact, this lab benefited from an innovative regional program dedicated to energy efficiency.
And as it turns out, almost a fifth of that money last year came from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI, or “Reggie”), the pioneering agreement by 10 Northeast states that limits the amount of carbon dioxide utilities can put in the air and collects a small fee – set by auction – for every ton of they emit...
Negawatt savings pay off for decades. So where are those deficit hawks who demand the promotion of energy efficiency because it provides a better future for our kids? Why isn't David Koch standing up to say this is an important program because his dollars will go farther when less is spent on the overhead of wasted energy?