Columnists: Lauren Urbanek

Lauren Urbanek is a senior energy policy advocate at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), with expertise in energy efficiency. Her work at NRDC focuses on reducing the energy consumption of homes and businesses through improved energy codes and equipment standards. Prior to joining NRDC in September 2015, she worked on energy policy at the Maryland Energy Administration, where she managed the state’s EmPower Maryland initiative. She has a master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Maryland.

2015 Closes with New Energy Efficiency Standards that will Save Consumers and Businesses Billions

While many of us were enjoying the December holidays, the Department of Energy (DOE) was hard at work finalizing a wide variety of appliance standards. These new rules cover equipment ranging from residential ceiling fan light kits and boilers to commercial and industrial pumps and rooftop air conditioners, and will save consumers billions of dollars   …Continue Reading