Benefits of Obama’s Proposal to Double Energy Productivity

May 20, 2013
Lisa Cohn of Energy Efficiency Markets interviews Alex Lasky, president of Opower, about President Obama’s proposal, included in the budget, to double energy productivity through a “Race to the Top” program that would focus on energy efficiency. Benefits would include 1.3 million new jobs and slashing the cost of energy imports. Opower is a member of […]

Lisa Cohn of Energy Efficiency Markets interviews Alex Lasky, president of Opower, about President Obama’s proposal, included in the budget, to double energy productivity through a “Race to the Top” program that would focus on energy efficiency. Benefits would include 1.3 million new jobs and slashing the cost of energy imports. Opower is a member of the Alliance to Save Energy’s Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy.

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About the Author

Lisa Cohn | Contributing Editor

I focus on the West Coast and Midwest. Email me at [email protected]

I’ve been writing about energy for more than 20 years, and my stories have appeared in EnergyBiz, SNL Financial, Mother Earth News, Natural Home Magazine, Horizon Air Magazine, Oregon Business, Open Spaces, the Portland Tribune, The Oregonian, Renewable Energy World, Windpower Monthly and other publications. I’m also a former stringer for the Platts/McGraw-Hill energy publications. I began my career covering energy and environment for The Cape Cod Times, where Elisa Wood also was a reporter. I’ve received numerous writing awards from national, regional and local organizations, including Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Willamette Writers, Associated Oregon Industries, and the Voice of Youth Advocates. I first became interested in energy as a student at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, where I helped design and build a solar house.

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