Chamber of Commerce's Harbert lays out energy agenda for incoming administration
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently released its own transition plan for President-elect Barack Obama, detailing the steps his administration should take to promote energy independence and expand the development and use of clean energy. During today's OnPoint, Karen Harbert, executive vice president and managing director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy, tackles key policy issues, including the implementation of a national renewable electricity standard, the regulation of emissions under existing law and funding for carbon capture and storage technology. She explains how the shift at the helm of the House Energy and Commerce Committee may affect energy and climate agendas during the next session of Congress. Harbert also gives the Chamber's take on Obama's green jobs plan.