27 Feb '14, 4pm

Yes: New energy legislation (but hey, maybe not so much, 2030 targets: Or.....

For a U.S. Congress that hasn't passed a major energy bill since 2007, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, co-sponsored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), could be a huge bipartisan breakthrough. Although the bill failed to proceed through Congress in 2011 or 2013, the legislation is set to be re-introduced for a third try shortly. However, this time the bill could be taken down by an amendment that targets the federal government's 2030 fossil fuel reduction mandate. More commonly known as the Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Bill , the legislation proposes strengthening building codes for homes and commercial buildings, supports a training program for workers in construction, directs the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to partner with the private sector in research of new technologies, and requires the federal government—the ...

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