We are excited to announce that this week Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) re-introduced their bipartisan energy efficiency bill, S. 385, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC).
This is a bill to promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry, and for other purposes.
Components of the bill authored by Portman and Shaheen were signed into law by President Obama in April 2015 and are already helping individuals and companies use less energy, creating jobs and reducing emissions. Taken together, these bipartisan reforms include common-sense initiatives that will create nearly 200,000 new jobs and help the economy by saving consumers $16.2 billion annually in reduced energy costs by 2030. ESIC has received broad bipartisan support and passed the Senate last year by a vote of 85-12.
The legislation is sponsored by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) with cosponsors including Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Susan Collins (R-ME), Chris Coons (D-DE), Al Franken (D-MN), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mark Warner (D-VA), and Roger Wicker (R-MS).