30 Jan '14, 1pm

Check out our blog and learn what #energyefficiency legislation brought the House together

Check out our blog and learn what #energyefficiency legislation brought the House together

Tuesday, January 24th was a day unlike many in the U.S House of Representatives. As the House Energy and Commerce Committee met to markup its very first energy efficiency bill of this Congress, the Better Buildings Act (H.R. 2126) , a sense of bipartisanship filled the room. Riding a wave of support among Members, their constituents, and a diverse group of industry leaders, the Committee quickly and easily approved the bill by a voice vote. Why does H.R. 2126 have such strong backing from both political parties, you ask? That answer is simple; the legislation saves both money and energy. According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), enacting this bill will reduce consumer and business energy costs by nearly $2 billion and CO2 emissions by 11.75 million metric tons by 2030. These steps and more are necessary if we are to meet the president’s goa...

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