Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013
A Bipartisan Energy Efficient Effort for Government, Industry, and Buildings
The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013 (ESICA), introduced by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH), is a bipartisan effort to increase energy efficiency in buildings, industry, and the federal government. The broadly supported goals are to save taxpayer dollars, promote job growth, and cut carbon pollution by increasing investments in energy efficient buildings and technologies.
Importantly, every provision and modification of ESICA was developed through extensive review by a broad group of stakeholders; only those provisions that achieved consensus were included in the bill. This is the reason that ESICA has received such wide support. Keeping the bill free of amendments and consensus-based is critical to implementing important efficiency gains that would benefit all Americans.
This NRDC analysis details how ESICA would benefit consumers and the environment.
last revised 9/11/2013
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