Dear President Obama

January 29, 2013

Dear President Obama,

Because you are committed to leading the world and our nation to respond to the realities of climate change, I encourage you to explore the example of the Rocky Mountain Institute. The RMI has been at work for the last 30 years gathering the creative minds and resources of business leaders in America who have created the path to energy independence and non-polluting technologies. Most important, however, are the RMI principles that are at the heart of the entrepreneurial spirit. I recommend that whatever you and your cabinet and staff put into action to turn toward a sustaining energy policy will follow similar rules of engagement. As you will see RMI leaders did not wait for the government to make changes but rather turned to creative minds and business leaders. As a result, the RMI has fostered incredible breakthroughs in new technologies. The solutions are already here. What you can help do is to bring it to scale.

The Eight Guiding Principles of Rocky Mountain Institute[1]

I highly recommend that Secretary Chu read Reinventing Fire[2].

Respectfully,

Susan Feathers

Pensacola, Florida

Cc: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Senator David Vitter (R-LA), Fred Upton (R-MI), Henry Waxman (D-CA), Representative Doc Hastings (R-WA), Ed Markey (D-MA)


[1] Rocky Mountain Institute: http://www.rmi.org/Guiding%20Principles, Retrieved January 29, 2013.

[2] Reinventing Fire: http://www.rmi.org/reinventingfire, Retrieved January 29, 2013.

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