David Goldstein of the Natural Resources Defense Council takes a look at the energy use of new appliances like refrigerators compared to the continued energy inefficiency of SUVs. Goldstein is a MacArthur fellow and the author of Saving Energy Growing Jobs.
The discussion includes Davis Greene of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
David B. Goldstein has worked on energy efficiency and energy policy since the 1970s.
Dr. Goldstein has been instrumental in the development of energy efficiency standards for new buildings and appliances currently in effect at the regional and national level in the United States, Russia, Kazakhstan, and China.
David B. Goldstein received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley, is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the recipient of its Leo Szilard Award for Physics in the Public Interest. He received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2002 and the California Alumni Association's 2003 Award for Excellence in Achievement.
David Greene received a bachelor's degree in geography from Columbia University in 1971 and a master's degree in geography in 1973 from the University of Oregon. He earned a doctorate in geography and environmental engineering in 1978 from Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Greene's work applies interdisciplinary research findings to national transportation energy and environmental policy. Beginning as a research associate at ORNL in 1977, he is now a senior research staff member for the Center of Transportation Analysis within the Energy Division. He serves as the manager of the Energy Policy Research Programs.
From 1982 to the present, Dr. Greene has been a chairman or member of numerous committees for the Transportation Research Board of the National Research Council, including committees on energy conservation and transportation demand, forecasting transportation energy demand, energy and environmental concerns, alternative fuels, freight transportation data, transportation information systems and data requirements, and the impacts of highway capacity improvements on air quality and energy consumption. Dr. Greene has written more than 150 professional journal articles, contributions to books, and technical reports. He has served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Transportation and Statistics and currently serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Transportation and Statistics, Energy Policy, Macmillan Encyclopedia of Energy, Transportation Quarterly, and Transportation Research Part D.
Dr. Greene was elected a member emeritus of the Transportation Research Board Standing Committee on Transportation Energy in 1998. He was honored in 1989 and 1993 by a Distinguished Service Certificate from the Transportation Research Board. He received the Energy Specialty Group Paper Award from the Association of American Geographers in 1986 and the Pyke Johnson Award from the Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Science, in 1984. He is a member of the Association of American Geographers, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the International Association for Energy Economics. He was named a corporate fellow in 1999.
David Goldstein of the Natural Resources Defense Council argues that the root cause of the economic crisis is "directly related to bad energy efficiency policy." Goldstein calls for fixing energy efficiency in order to stifle inflation, boost the savings rate, and create jobs.