Volume 92 Issue 20 | p. 5 | News of The Week
Issue Date: May 19, 2014 | Web Date: May 15, 2014

Senate Conflicts Kill Energy Efficency Bill

Partisan Politics: Republican effort to attach Keystone XL amendment prevents bill from moving forward
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: Senate, Congress, Energy, Keystone Pipeline

A modest energy efficiency bill, supported by hundreds of companies, trade associations, and energy and environmental organizations, died of partisan politics on May 10 in the Senate.

The bill (S. 2262), introduced by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and ­Robert J. Portman (R-Ohio), had provisions to encourage energy efficiency within the federal government and in manufacturing, residential, and commercial sectors.

Among supporters was the American Chemistry Council. The trade group said the bill’s energy efficiency provisions . . .

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