The Smarter Energy Policy Forum ( is a new Web site featuring contributions from energy experts, consumer groups, industry representatives and pundits. Visitors can submit comments on articles and news content.

Each month, the site will explore a new major energy topic, such as energy independence, electricity rate reform and the role of renewables. The site will also present a weekly thought-provoking “topical brief,” examining portions of that month’s larger topic. Articles are available to federal and state policymakers, major media outlets and visitors.

For more information, contact Allen S. Hepner at 202-263-2930 or by e-mail to: