ENERGY SAVINGS AND INDUSTRIAL COMPETITIVENESS ACT
On March 30, 2017 the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee reported the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, sponsored by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). The bill is aimed at using low-cost tools to make it easier for private sector energy users to become more efficient while also making the country's largest energy user - the federal government - more efficient. The Portman-Shaheen Energy bill is focused on Buildings, Manufacturers, and the Federal Government:
According to Senators Portman and Shaheen, a study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) estimates that the bill "will create more than 190,000 jobs, save consumers $16.2 billion a year, and cut CO2 emissions and other air pollutants by the equivalent of taking 22 million cars off the road - all by 2030."