Powering Up America brings you the untold tale of a sweeping energy revolution, driven by enlightened self-interest, and in many cases led by political conservatives.

Combining extensive national reporting with in-depth, on-the-ground case studies, we show how mayors and mothers, engineers and policymakers, students, teachers, full-time activists, corporate leaders, and military officials are building our nation’s new energy economy, saving money, fighting pollution, and attracting new jobs and investments.

What is Powering Up?

  • Making energy more productive – for any purpose, at any level – by consuming less energy per service or product.
  • Asserting more control over energy by owning the means to generate it ourselves, opting for on-site, private, cleaner and more reliable energy sources.
  • Demanding newer, high tech, cleaner domestic energy sources that protect our economy from volatile world markets, spare our air, water, and health, and decrease America’s dependence on hostile suppliers.


Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., held a briefing on Capitol Hill to present Powering Up America before the bipartisan Energy Savings Performance Caucus on July 24, 2013, where a panel of business, conservative and national security leaders testified about this country’s energy transformation.

Sens. Shaheen and Portman also referenced this report in a recent guest column they penned for Politico in support of their bipartisan bill, The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011.

While U.S. lawmakers delay progress on energy reform, Americans from all walks of life and political ideologies have been voting with their feet – and their wallets – a new report finds.

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