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Energy conservation: White House highlights Delaware's SEU among nationwide energy conservation programs

Energy conservation:  White House highlights Delaware's SEU among nationwide energy conservation programs

The White House announced nearly $4 billion in combined federal and private sector energy upgrades to buildings over the next two years in a Dec. 2 press release.  The Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility’s Bond Program was one of several initiatives highlighted by the White House as a positive example of how to capture the enormous potential of energy efficiency and to lead the country in achieving a clean energy economy and green workforce.

Former President Bill Clinton also praised the Delaware bond in an interview on the TV news program PBS NewsHour. (The reference to Delaware begins at 3:40.)

The SEU, and its tax-exempt bond program, is a Delaware-grown idea conceived and developed at the University of Delaware by John Byrne, director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy and Distinguished Professor of Energy and Climate Policy in the College of Engineering. (full article)