What if we had access to more useful and actionable information about our energy consumption? What if consumers could use this information to automatically adjust appliances, lights, and other equipment to save money and cut energy use? “That’s what a group of over 45 major companies and organizations said in a letter to President Obama. Signers include companies like AT&T, General Electric and Intel and NGOs like The Climate Group, NRDC and the Alliance to Save Energy. The group also includes start ups, smart grid companies, venture firms and trade organizations. This diverse group shares a common vision: giving consumers the ability to monitor and manage their power use will save them energy and money. It’ll also unleash innovation in homes and businesses as new energy saving technologies and apps are developed,” said Google.