AEE on Squawk Box on CNBC
Thursday December 15th Advanced Energy Economy released their first survey on American attitudes toward energy on CNBC. Americans are gloomy about future costs for energy and the vast majorities are taking steps to reduce their personal energy costs, but they see economic benefits to emerging energy-saving technologies that they think will create jobs and strengthen the economy.
The online survey found that 62 percent of Americans expect a gallon of gasoline to be $5 or more within the next five years. Eight in 10 Americans said that the country’s dependence on foreign oil was either a “crisis” or “major problem” and that the cost had become a “burden.” 91 percent of respondents say it is very important to the U.S. to make greater use of energy-saving technologies.
That same day, AEE and TCNG co-founder Tom Steyer guest co-hosted Squawk Box on CNBC. Also appearing as a guests were Hemant Taneja, AEE's other co-founder, along with John Podesta of the Center for American Progress and investor and philanthropist Julian Robertson. Squawk Box is CNBC’s “pre-game show” for the day's coverage of the financial markets. The show was a unique opportunity to focus media attention on advanced energy as a business opportunity and driver for the U.S. economy. Watch highlights from the show below.
The alternative energy strategies to help the nation become more efficient in energy consumption, with Thomas Steyer, Farallon Capital Management founder/senior managing member.
Taking advantage of abundant energy in the nation, such as wind and solar, and making profits, with Hemant Taneja, General Catalyst Partners managing director.
Insight on the political push for energy efficiency, with John Podesta, Center for American Progress.