Senate Energy Efficiency Bill Gets White House Thumbs-Up
By Keith Goldberg
Law360, New York (September 11, 2013, 6:58 PM ET) -- The Obama administration on Wednesday threw its support behind a bipartisan U.S. Senate bill that aims to incentivize the use of energy-efficient technology and spur private sector investment in projects like building efficiency upgrades, saying it builds on energy efficiency goals outlined in President Barack Obama's climate change plan.
The full Senate on Wednesday began considering the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013, championed by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio. In a statement, the White House said the bill complements the...