Google, Others Ask Obama To Up Energy Monitoring

Law360, New York (April 7, 2010, 1:38 PM EDT) -- Google Inc., the Climate Group and 45 other technology companies, environmental advocates, investors and retailers are urging President Barack Obama to help people reduce greenhouse gas emissions by promoting ways to monitor and manage personal energy consumption.

When people have access to direct feedback on their electricity use, they can achieve significant savings through simple behavioral changes, the group said in a letter Monday. Investments in energy efficiency, along with automating appliances and other devices, can lead to even greater savings, it said.

“These savings could...
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