Former EPA Administrator Touts Energy Efficency

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 30: Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Carol Browner speaks during a forum on 'Natural Gas Hydraulic Fracturing on Public Lands' at the Department of Interior November 30, 2010 in Washington, DC. The forum, on the process in which rock is fractured to access gas wells, included government officials, representatives of the oil and gas industry and environmental advocates. 
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Clare Foran
Nov. 13, 2013, 11:08 a.m.

Opower, a soft­ware and ser­vices pro­vider that works with util­it­ies com­pan­ies to pro­mote en­ergy ef­fi­ciency, an­nounced Wed­nes­day that Car­ol Brown­er, a former cli­mate ad­viser to Pres­id­ent Obama, has joined its ad­vis­ory board.

Brown­er’s en­vir­on­ment­al cre­den­tials are hard to beat. She served as En­vir­on­ment­al Pro­tec­tion Agency ad­min­is­trat­or dur­ing the Clin­ton ad­min­is­tra­tion from 1993 to 2001 and was dir­ect­or of the White House Of­fice of En­ergy and Cli­mate Change Policy un­der Pres­id­ent Obama.

As a mem­ber of Opower’s ad­vis­ory board, Brown­er told Na­tion­al Journ­al that she hopes to ex­pand the com­pany’s reach by con­nect­ing it with “util­it­ies, gov­ern­ment di­vi­sions, and en­ergy pro­du­cers around the world who can help re­lay in­form­a­tion to con­sumers about how to pro­mote en­ergy sav­ings.” Brown­er is also a seni­or coun­selor at the Al­bright Stone­bridge Group, a Wash­ing­ton-based con­sult­ing firm and a dis­tin­guished seni­or fel­low at the left-lean­ing Cen­ter for Amer­ic­an Pro­gress.


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