08/08/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Can Google Fix The Energy Crisis? Easily?

WASHINGTON -- Dan Reicher, Google's guru of all things related to energy and the environment, came to Capitol Hill on Wednesday with some ideas on how to keep Earth from overheating and poor families from freezing this winter in the face of sky-high prices for heating oil.

A central proposal, laid out in testimony before the Joint Economic Committee, was a national program aimed at cutting heat and electricity bills in 10 million low-income homes over a decade. The existing federal "weatherization" program saw its Energy Department budget eliminated recently. The hearing was called "Efficiency: The Hidden Secret to Solving Our Energy Crisis."


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