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WASHINGTON (February 27, 2014) - The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement today in response to reintroduction of the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 2074) in the U.S. Senate:

"We commend Senators Shaheen and Portman for their tireless efforts to secure passage of this bipartisan legislation," said Cal Dooley , ACC President and CEO. " Energy efficiency is a guaranteed route to energy savings, lower costs and more competitive industries, and we are proud the U.S. business of chemistry creates many of the innovations and technologies that make energy efficiency possible. It is a key source of clean energy and must be a central part of any national energy strategy." 

"We urge Senators to quickly approve the bill and look forward to consideration of companion legislation in the House of Representatives," concluded Dooley.

The Shaheen-Portman legislation will accelerate energy efficiency investment while creating advanced manufacturing jobs, including chemistry jobs responsible for many of the  energy-saving materials and technologies that help our nation's energy supplies go further while lowering costs for businesses and families.

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