Seattle Times Op-ed: Time to Jump on Obama’s Energy Recommendations

By Daniel J. Evans and Jorge Carrasco.  Daniel J. Evans is a former U.S. senator and former Washington state governor.  Jorge Carrasco is superintendent of Seattle City Light and a member of the Alliance’s Commission on National Energy and Efficiency Policy.

The U.S. should pursue President Obama’s recommendation to double energy productivity in the next 20 years, according to guest columnists Daniel J. Evans and Jorge Carrasco.

The President’s State of the Union address called for doubling energy productivity within the next 20 years as a way to fuel economic growth and reduce dependence on foreign oil.

While the other Washington debates a national economic fix, there is widespread, bipartisan support for the recommendations released last week by the Alliance to Save Energy’s Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy highlighted in the president’s speech. The plan calls for a doubling of energy productivity, which would lead to a 2 percent growth in the GDP by making public and private investments, modernizing manufacturing and educating consumers.

Read the full op-ed at the Source:  Daniel J. Evans and Jorge Carrasco, Seattle Times, February 22, 2013.