A group of energy executives met with President Barack Obama last week to lobby the chief executive to set a goal of connecting 50 million U.S. households with energy-use feedback technology by 2015 and expressed concern that a soon-to-be-released smart grid framework lacks such a goal. "We need to adopt a concrete goal that can be measured and understood," said eMeter's Chris King. "Without a specific goal, I'm afraid the administration's framework could be just another white paper that doesn't lead anywhere specific."

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