So you want to be an expert on an Energy Efficiency Resource Standard

Well, first you should read for background, “An efficiency portfolio standard is as important as a renewable standard — and should come first.”

Then you should tune into to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment hearing Tuesday at 10 am. It is chaired by the uber-green Ed Markey (D-MA) and will focus on an EERS — more than the Senate Energy Committee hearing on Thursday, I’m told.

You should be able to get the webcast here. More details on the hearing and witnesses follow:

This hearing will explore energy efficiency policies, such as building and appliance standards and an energy efficiency resource standard, that could be incorporated into climate and energy legislation.


“Energy efficiency is key to any effort to combat global warming,” said Chairman Markey. “Tomorrow’s witnesses are experts from the public and private sectors on achieving greater energy efficiency. This hearing will shape the efficiency measures included in our bold new national energy policy.” The following witnesses have been invited to testify:

  • Hon. Philip Giudice, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
  • Tom King, President, National Grid USA
  • Rich Wells, Vice President, Energy, The Dow Chemical Corporation
  • Iain Campbell, Vice President and General Manager, Johnson Controls Inc.
  • John A. Anderson, President, Electricity Consumers Resource Council
  • Bryan Reichel, President and CEO, PureChoice, Inc.