Washington, DC—Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act. This legislation will improve building efficiency and reduce U.S. energy consumption and carbon emissions nationwide.
Steven Nadel, Executive Director, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE):
“In the midst of scorched-earth partisan battles, we commend Senators Rob Portman and Jeanne Shaheen for introducing an energy efficiency bill that stands out as a commonsense, bipartisan solution. The Portman-Shaheen bill uses technology and best practices to save energy in homes, commercial buildings, and industry. The bill would result in better building energy codes, more aid to small manufacturing plants, and mortgage lending that recognizes the value of efficiency in homes. These are tangible energy efficiency solutions that transform waste into wealth by saving Americans money on their bills, all while improving the environment and the economy.”