19 May '11, 7pm

Bipartisan Legislation for National Energy Efficiency Strategy Introduced

National energy efficiency legislation has been introduced in the US Senate that would help the US move toward a national building code, finance energy efficiency upgrades throughout the economy, and train a workforce proficient in implementing efficiency technologies. The bipartisan bill, The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011" (S. 1000 ) is co-sponsored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH). The bill would create "A national energy efficiency strategy which can make our economy more competitive, start addressing our nation's energy challenges and create private sector jobs today. It is effective, it is bipartisan and it is affordable," says Shaheen. The bill would: * Support the development of National Model Building Codes. It would amend the Energy Conservation and Production Act (ECPA) to direct the Department of Energy (DOE) t...

Full article: http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.disp...

Tweets

Bipartisan Efficiency Bill Promotes Efficiency ...

ecogeek.org 30 May '11, 11pm

is to use "a variety of low-cost tools to reduce barriers for private sector energy users and drive adoption of off-the-sh...

Does Saving Energy Lead to More Energy Consumpt...

thedailygreen.com 22 May '11, 1pm

"Rebound" is an argument occasionally used by critics of energy efficiency policies. They assert that the more efficiently...

Energy Efficiency a Top Strategy For European B...

environmentalleader.com 13 May '11, 3pm

Improving energy efficiency in buildings is the top European strategy for reducing carbon footprints, according to a new s...

UN Initiative Will Bring Energy Efficiency to E...

treehugger.com 22 May '11, 12pm

The demand for electricity is increasing more rapidly than the supply and generation capacity in all countries in question...