Energy Success Stories

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The Dec. 3 editorial "Wasted Energy" raised important points about the challenges our country faces in reducing energy consumption. While it is true that increased participation from everyone -- consumers, energy companies, regulators and government -- is vital to this effort, it also is true that meaningful progress has been achieved by energy providers, their customers and regulators.

For example, services that use advanced technologies and energy-efficient products are rapidly making their way into the marketplace.

Future success will hinge on our ability to expand on these products and services and to create new business models and regulatory mechanisms that will help make energy efficiency a viable, sustainable business for utilities and other energy providers.

At the same time, we must recognize that the long-term solution to our energy challenge includes not only efficiency but also the responsible use of a balanced mix of energy sources -- clean coal, nuclear power, natural gas and renewable fuels.

THOMAS R. KUHN

President

Edison Electric Institute

Washington


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