Tag Archives: Rob Portman

Chemistry can help save energy in NYC buildings

This week’s announcement by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio that he wants to dramatically boost energy efficiency in the city’s buildings has garnered a lot of attention. His plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions calls for expanding the use of renewable energy sources, such as an 8-fold increase in private solar generation, and improving […]

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A goal worth fighting for: EE Global leads the way to energy efficiency improvement

An army of advocates assembled in Washington last month for the 7th annual Energy Efficiency Global Forum, hosted by the Alliance to Save Energy. Their mission? To double U.S. energy productivity by 2030 by “galvanizing action” in the private sector and by federal, state and local governments. It’s a worthy goal – and one that […]

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A ‘great day’ for energy efficiency last month — how about a great year?

Our friends at the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) hosted their 11th Great Energy Efficiency Day (GEED) event on Capitol Hill last month, bringing together hundreds of stakeholders to discuss the importance of energy efficiency to the U.S. economy and how communities are working toward the goal of doubling energy productivity by 2030. Notable speakers […]

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Bipartisan energy efficiency legislation will benefit everyone

In a recent op-ed in Politico, Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) made the case for their bipartisan energy efficiency bill, known as the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S.1392), which they reintroduced on July 30. As the senators explained in the piece: The Shaheen-Portman bill uses voluntary tools to make it easier for businesses and consumers to reduce […]

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New energy secretary Moniz says energy efficiency is a priority

Just a few hours after being sworn in as the new U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz pronounced his commitment to energy efficiency. “Efficiency is going to be a big focus as we go forward,” Moniz said at the 2013 Energy Efficiency Global Forum in Washington, D.C., as reported by Nick Juliano with E&E News. Moniz reminded the audience of President […]

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Shaheen-Portman S.1000 brings energy efficiency back to Congress

ACC joined policymakers and other industry leaders in a press conference on Capitol Hill Thursday morning to support the re-introduction of S.1000, the bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, sponsored by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH). The Shaheen-Portman bill is designed to increase the use of energy efficiency technologies across the […]

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Shaheen-Portman bill a critical first step toward a national energy strategy, Dooley says

A diverse group of business and environmental leaders, including ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley, joined Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) on the Hill this morning to call for a timely Senate floor vote on the bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 1000). The act, which would create jobs and make our economy […]

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