Energy Efficiency May Run out of Gas
If the presidential debate is any indication, energy issues will top the list of to-dos for the next four years. But what will remain sidelined is energy efficiency, which can eliminate the building of new of infrastructure but which is also fraught with details that must still get resolved.
Both candidates spoke eloquently on Tuesday of how they would direct national energy policy, with President Obama emphasizing his desire to pursue sustainable energy sources while GOP-hopeful Mitt Romney saying that fossil fuels would not be short-changed. But listeners heard almost nothing about energy efficiency and the gains that such technologies and conservation efforts could deliver.
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