BLOG TO SAVE ENERGY
Energy efficiency has served for nearly four decades and remains today as America’s cheapest, cleanest and most abundant resource.
It’s no wonder House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) capitalized on the abundance of energy efficiency opportunities in his energy plan. Released last week, the plan consists of five pillars that address current energy issues while also providing a foundation for future energy policy.
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.