One of the great opportunities for movement on energy priorities in Congress in the next two years lay in energy efficiency legislation. While bipartisan agreement is hard to come by these days, energy efficiency is an issue primed for progress.
On October 18, 2011, The Wilderness Society sent a report titled Rural Jobs and America’s Public Lands: Putting Rural America Back to Work to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, urging them to consider the benefits of conservation and recreation to the American econom
The country has much to gain by being smarter with the energy we already produce. The suite of technologies and practices commonly referred to as "energy efficiency" is defined as the products, systems, building practices and materials, and other technologies that result in delivery of the same energy services using less energy than their conventional counterparts. Energy efficiency would save Americans money and would result in reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Efficiency is also critical to protecting wild lands.