30 Jul '15, 11pm

Learn why we cannot support the #Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 as reported by Senate ENR

Today the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved two bills that include provisions to advance energy efficiency in the U.S. Most unfortunately and curiously, one of the bills reported also includes an untenable provision that unduly hampers energy efficiency gains by delaying the establishment of new efficiency standards for furnaces. The Alliance to Save Energy vehemently objects to the furnace provision (Sec. 1103) in the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 as it not only would delay — possibly forever as currently written — the updating of a standard that hasn’t been changed in nearly three decades, but also would set an unacceptable precedent of overriding consensus agreements that have been hammered out by manufacturers and efficiency advocates. The importance of appliance and equipment standards to our economy cannot be overstated. A report issued...

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