Columnists: Elizabeth Noll

Elizabeth Noll is an energy efficiency advocate for the Natural Resources Defense Council. She works to advance regulation and legislation supporting improved efficiency in buildings and the appliances and electronics within them. Prior to joining NRDC in 2014, she worked on energy efficiency policy in the private sector with utilities, as well as in the non-profit sector with a regional organization bringing stakeholders together to advance the smarter use of energy.

Changing Winds on Ways and Means — PTC Future Uncertain

This article was co-authored by Emily Barkdoll. With Congressman Paul D. Ryan (R-WI) becoming Speaker of the House, his seat as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee is up for grabs. Both Representative Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX) have thrown their hats into the ring to succeed him. The House Ways and   …Continue Reading

Keep the Change with New DOE Proposed Standards for Beverage Vending Machines

Not only did the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) release the final Clean Power Plan last week — taking the single biggest action to cut carbon pollution from America’s power plants — but the Department of Energy (DOE) also took another step forward toward reaching President Obama’s goal of eliminating 3 billion metric tons of carbon   …Continue Reading