New Energy Efficiency Bill In The Senate
New energy efficiency legislation is coming to the U.S. Senate, thanks to the hard work of Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio).
The upper chamber of the Senate hasn’t passed any real energy legislation since 2007, but these Senators are working hard to limit the number of amendments to their bill so it can get to the floor, get debated, and get passed.
Energy Efficiency: What The Bill Would Do
The content of the bipartisan bill affects government, private business, manufacturing and real estate and various ways. Some of the highlights are:
- It directs the federal government to use less energy. This means that the government would have to find ways to conserve energy that it isn’t already doing. Because federal buildings are huge energy-eaters, this means getting those buildings audited and retrofitted to be more energy efficient.
- It strengthens building codes to make new homes and commercial buildings more energy efficient. This means that new ways of increasing energy efficiency would have to be used. This will lead to more jobs for people who know about green energy and energy efficiency.
- It creates new financing incentives for energy efficient commercial buildings. This means an increase in building upgrades to achieve more energy efficiency – lower energy bills, and more jobs for energy auditors, retrofit contractors and others in the energy efficiency field.
The low-cost tools outlined in the bill will help reduce barriers to energy efficiency for the private sector, and will encourage people and companies to use more efficient technologies to help save money. And all of this helps to create jobs, increases America’s energy independence, and reduces emissions.
The Green Economy
We are already in a transition to a greener economy. People are concerned about energy efficiency, because they want their energy bills reduced. The government is interested in job growth and securing energy for the future. Moving this bill forward helps accomplish all those goals.
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