Utilities, Experts Clash Over Efficiency Standards Bill

Law360, New York (April 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A panel that included lawmakers, industry representatives and researchers told a Senate committee hearing Wednesday that improving energy efficiency was among the most cost-effective ways to make the U.S. power system more environmentally friendly, though the panelists disagreed about how to achieve that goal.

The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held the hearing to receive testimony on proposed energy efficiency resource standards. Already in place in some states, a standard that would force utilities to shave their energy use could be made national...
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