Gene Karpinski, President at the League of Conservation Voters, wrote a new blog on Huffington Post about a bipartisan energy efficiency bill introduced by Senators Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat of New Hampshire and Rob Portman, Republican of Ohio:
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this Wednesday will vote on S. 761, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, a bipartisan energy efficiency bill introduced in April by Senators Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat of New Hampshire, and Rob Portman, Republican of Ohio. These senators put aside partisan politics and created common-sense legislation that will help American families and businesses across the country save money and use less energy. Along the way, it will create more private-sector jobs, reduce global warming pollution, and decrease our dependence on oil.
Our homes and businesses use more electricity than many of us realize. According to the Energy Information Administration at the Department of Energy, industrial and residential buildings currently account for 72 percent of this country's electricity usage. That means even a few simple changes could help our nation become dramatically more energy efficient while offering immediate benefits to millions of business owners and consumers across the country.
Click here to read Gene’s entire blog post on the Huffington Post.