I do like their enthusiasm and political energy, my concern is how to get them to understand that lots of people are working on this stuff - the solutions are on the shelf. But invariably, all the support goes to things like new technologies for energy production and "sexy" things. Conservation and a change of culture are what is most needed. Conversion of liabilities into assets.

I am hoping to capitalize on the burst of energy to get my Congressional delegation to back our established but nascent solutions that are actually in the demo/pilot stage and not go off chasing rainbows.

You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.
R. Buckminster Fuller