Peter Fox-Penner is principal and chairman emeritus of The Brattle Group, an international consulting firm, and is on the advisory boards of GridPoint and Enviance, Inc.

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Each year, billions of dollars in energy infrastructure are damaged or destroyed as a result of natural disasters, causing significant social and economic disruptions. Climate change and urbanization, especially the growth of megacities, are amplifying these threats, and the frequency and costs of disasters are rising. However, simply …

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Energy efficiency (EE) is the lynchpin of any strong U.S. climate policy. In the power sector, efficiency will provide somewhere between 15 and 40 percent of our total electricity “supply” between now and 2050, in addition to displacing substantial amounts of other fuels.1-3 In the next 10 years, efficiency will play an even …

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