26 Oct '12, 9pm

Impacts of the Upcoming Election on Energy Efficiency:

With the election approaching and the parameters of the race becoming clearer, I thought now is a good time to reflect on the implications of this election for energy efficiency. Following the election, control in Washington is likely to be split—neither party is likely to have a free hand. As of this writing, the New York Times’ FiveThirtyEight blog gives the Democrats an 88% chance of retaining control of the Senate based on the latest polls as well as historic patterns in each state. They don’t provide odds for the House of Representatives but chances are very high that the Republicans will retain control. And then there’s the Presidency, which as of this writing FiveThirtyEight rates as a 70% chance Obama will win and a 30% chance Romney will win. In other words, the odds are very strong that we will continue to have split control of the federal government. Given this ...

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