EDF statement on the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act

April 18, 2013
Caroline Paulsen, 202-572-3281, cpaulsen@edf.org
Mica Odom, 512-691-3451, modom@edf.org

(Washington, D.C. – April 18, 2013) Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013.

The measure is an energy efficiency bill designed to help America cut energy use and related energy costs, while also creating jobs and reducing greenhouse gas pollution. 

“Energy efficiency is a common sense idea that benefits both the economy and the environment. It represents an enormous opportunity to cut energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions, and it can help American families and businesses lower their power bills,” said Jim Marston, vice president of EDF’s U.S. Climate and Energy Program. “We look forward to working with Senators Shaheen and Portman on this bipartisan bill, and to helping states and localities advance stronger energy efficiency policies.” 

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