Commonwealth National Podcast

Energy Efficiency Unplugged (1/13/2009)

Duration: 
1:01:30

Jim Davis, President, Chevron Energy Solutions
Ralph Cavanagh, Co-director, Energy Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
Tim Draper, Founder and Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Alan Murray, Deputy Managing Editor and Executive Editor Online, The Wall Street Journal – Moderator

Can we “save” our way to energy independence? Many energy companies contend the cheapest energy is unused energy. Changes in the construction and management of buildings help companies conserve, but is this a comprehensive strategy? What can we do in our personal lives to conserve, rather than consume? Turning off lights, pumping up tires and using the dishwasher’s “energy saver” mode are small, simple steps. Will they actually make a difference, or do we need more efficient technology to spur meaningful change? Join a panel of experts to discover what companies and consumers can do to become more energy efficient.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club on January 13, 2009.