Commercial, Energy Efficiency, Industrial, Regulation, Distributed Generation, Solar, Wind - April 20, 2016
Senate passes broad energy reform legislation that includes efficiency provisions
The U.S. Senate on April 20 passed a broad energy bill that, among other things, is intended to further drive energy efficiency and promote the penetration of renewable energy across the country.
The bill, which represents more than a year of work from a bipartisan group of lawmakers, had been expected to pass earlier in the year but was derailed by issues related to the water crisis in Flint, Mich. The Hill reported April 20 that President Barack Obama's signature on the bill would make it the first broad energy law passed in nearly a decade, though differences between the Senate-passed bill and its House counterpart need to be ironed out before a final version can be sent to the president.
According to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, . The group applauded the Senate's action in an April 20 statement.
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