Regardless of current administration policies on climate change, the Clean Power Plan and the Paris Agreement, U.S. companies small and large – and many with global footprints – are attuned to the value of energy innovation, responsive to a range of local and national regulatory requirements and concerned with the ramifications of climate change. If corporate America is going to truly fill the leadership void, energy efficiency planning and spending must be integrated and massively scaled. There are still too many companies implementing change on an ad hoc basis and they are likely to experience deleterious effects down the road.
Read more about innovation and corporate initiatives in energy optimization from Bob Hinkle on the Alliance to Save Energy blog here: http://ase.org/blog/financing-was-once-big-barrier-energy-efficiency-times-are-changing
Bob Hinkle is the founder and CEO of Metrus Energy, a developer and financier of large-scale energy and water efficiency projects.