Laws and regulations have a tremendous influence on our energy use. The price of electricity, taxes on gas, regulations on building and appliance efficiency, costs for mass transit, highway tolls — all these costs of daily life are dictated by policies created by State and Federal legislators and government administrators. These policies are developed with input from private citizens and businesses.

California has the best energy policies for clean and renewable energy in the country. And by no accident, because in general that is what both businesses and citizens want. The Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) is one of the most influential business advocacy groups in California and Washington, DC. They worked hand-in-hand with SEIA. CALSSA, NRDC and other environmental advocacy groups in favor of solar, cap and trade, renewable portfolio standards and energy storage.

Our guest on this week’s Energy show is Tim Tim McRae, Vice President of Energy at SVLG. Tim is an attorney with a strong background in energy and environmental policy. Listen Up as Tim explains SVLG’s efforts on behalf of our energy supply, grid modernization, GHG reductions, transportation improvements, and affordable housing for California residents.