Jul 30 2008 10:00 AM
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) held a hearing to examine how energy efficiency programs can drastically reduce our dependence on foreign sources of energy, help us achieve energy independence, and strengthen our economy. The JEC hearing entitled, “Efficiency: The Hidden Secret to Solving Our Energy Crisis” was held Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at 10:00 am in Room 106 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Massachusetts Secretary of Energy, Ian Bowles, discussed that state’s brand new efficiency law signed this month; and Google’s Dan Reicher addressed federal opportunities for new energy efficiency programs and groundbreaking private sector energy-savings programs. The panelists, also including Dr. Jonathan Koomey from Stanford University and Mr. Mark Mills of ICx Technologies, offered their views on future federal government energy and energy efficiency policies.