David Goldstein

David B. Goldstein has worked on energy efficiency and energy policy since the 1970s. He has been instrumental in the development of energy efficiency standards for new buildings and appliances currently in effect at the regional and national level in the United States, Russia, Kazakhstan, and China. Dr. Goldstein now works at the NRDC as the Energy Program co-Director in San Fransisco.

How bad ideas keep rebounding into public discourse: the rebound effect and its refutation

The rebound effect: a light that never goes out.Cross-posted from the Natural Resources Defense Council. Every few years, a new report emerges that tries to resurrect an old hypothesis: that energy efficiency policy somehow results in consumers using more energy …

been there, skimmed that

Another bogus report tries to discredit energy efficiency

If you think efficiency doesn’t save money, you haven’t been looking at the data.Cross-posted from the Natural Resources Defense Council. This piece was coauthored by Ralph Cavanagh, senior attorney and co-director of NRDC’s energy program. Throughout almost four decades of …

Less energy, less pollution, and greater savings. Some dilemma.

David Owen blames a host of evils on efficiency, but fails to back up his accusations with facts.

The climate bill endgame

Cross-posted from the NRDC Switchboard blog.  To cap or not to cap? That is the question … The most important component of an effective climate bill — one that helps the economy recover and assures that greenhouse gas emissions will …