Forty years after its inception, the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) is at crossroads, writes Dr. Michael Webber, in a new op-ed published in several news outlets, including TexasMonthly, The Dallas Morning News and The McAllen Monitor. During the agency’s first four decades, the DoE invested in a variety of energy sources to increase supply, but its priority for the next 40 years should be to maintain those gains while reducing the environmental impacts from energy production through decreased energy demand, Webber argues. That revised mission can be achieved through investment in smarter energy management by accelerating the adoption of efficient appliances and devices. For more, read the entire op-ed.
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