Efficiency:

CPUC's Grueneich discusses allocation of allowances under cap and trade

With the Obama administration focusing on addressing some of the low-hanging fruit like conservation and energy efficiency to tackle our energy and climate challenges, energy efficiency has become a key issue in policy discussions in the United States. E&ETV traveled to Paris for the annual Energy Efficiency Global Forum and Exposition, hosted by the Alliance to Save Energy, for a series of interviews and panel discussions about the challenges to and potential of energy efficiency. Today's segment features E&ETV's interview with California Public Utilities Commissioner Dian Grueneich. Grueneich discusses the potential for energy efficiency to help solve the United States' climate and energy challenges. She also gives her take on the push to create a national energy efficiency standard.