President Reagan signed the current standards law in 1987, and President Obama in his terms adopted more standards than any president since. The Department of Energy got caught up on deadlines it had previously missed updating product standards, and passed measures that are saving consumers billions of dollars.
Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.