Friday, February 28, 2014

Senators revive energy-efficiency bill with new co-sponsors |

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The bill itself is fairly tame, and has the backing of industry, business, labor and environmental groups. It would direct the federal government to reduce energy costs, establish voluntary efficiency codes for new buildings, enhance workforce efficiency training and create incentives for manufacturers to make efficiency upgrades. All told, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy predicts it would save $16.2 billion and create 192,000 jobs by 2030.

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