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Energy Efficiency

Rep. Burgess, European Parliament's Ek discuss action on energy, climate in U.S.

With the Obama administration focusing on addressing some of the low-hanging fruit like conservation and energy efficiency to tackle the United States' 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 remarks by Lena Ek, member of the European Parliament; Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas); and John Fielder, president of Southern California Edison. The panelists discuss the progress being made in the United States on energy and climate legislation. They also address the role of energy efficiency in the business sector.