30 Jul '15, 6pm

#EnergyEfficiency in Senate Bills will Make US Economy Healthier – But One Bill Contains a Poison Pill:

Today the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted out two bills—one shepherded by Energy and Natural Resources Committee chair, Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) (the Energy Policy Modernization Act), and the other written by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) (the Energy Efficiency and Industrial Competitiveness Act, S. 720). “ACEEE strongly supports the Portman-Shaheen bill because it contains many useful provisions that will advance energy efficiency in the US” said ACEEE executive director Steven Nadel. “However, we cannot support the Murkowski bill, even though it contains some useful provisions, because it contains a ‘poison pill’ that undermines collaboration and impedes progress on energy efficiency,” he continued. The Portman-Shaheen bill in particular contains provisions that will advance building energy codes in the country and incorpo...

Full article: http://aceee.org/press/2015/07/energy-efficiency-senate-b...

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