BLOG TO SAVE ENERGY
On Monday, June 23, the House of Representatives continued their push to increase energy efficiency at the federal, state and local levels to help save taxpayers money and reduce our impact on the environment.
Under suspension of the rules, which blocks amendments and restricts debate to 40 minutes, Members reconsidered two key pieces of energy efficiency legislation during the House’s Energy Week. Both H.R. 4092, the Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act, and H.R. 4801 passed the House by a simple voice vote, with little opposition.
Last week, Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Honorary Vice-Chair of the Alliance to Save Energy, introduced legislation that would provide Ukraine assistance to reduce its dependence on Russian energy.
The Ukraine Independence from Russian Energy Act offers a two pronged approach of increasing energy independence within the country. This legislation could help alleviate the financial and geo-political burdens Ukraine is currently facing by boosting energy efficiency programs and by providing technical assistance for domestic energy production.