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ACC Commends Senators Portman and Shaheen for Reintroducing Energy Efficiency Bill

Jennifer Scott

WASHINGTON (February 14, 2017) – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today applauded Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) in advance of the expected reintroduction of the “Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness (ESIC) Act.”

“We commend Senators Portman and Shaheen for their tireless efforts in championing this important, bipartisan legislation. The ‘Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act’ includes smart and effective measures that will help Americans save energy and money while creating jobs. As in years past, the bill has robust and diverse support, and we urge lawmakers to make its passage a top priority. 

“We are glad the legislation incorporates the ‘Sensible Accounting to Value Energy (SAVE) Act,’ which would consider the value of energy efficient features during home financing and appraisal. Energy costs are among the biggest expenses of homeownership, and these provisions will help families reduce their mortgage expenses and utility bills, year after year.

“The chemistry industry is a leader in energy efficiency. We invent and make a broad range of materials and technologies that save energy in buildings, appliances, vehicles, factories and small businesses. Insulation, lightweight plastic automobile and airplane parts, energy-efficient windows, engine lubricants, compact fluorescent light bulbs, energy storage systems and thermal coatings are just a few of the solutions that rely on chemistry.”

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the multibillion-dollar business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products, technologies and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health, safety and security performance through Responsible Care®; common sense advocacy addressing major public policy issues; and health and environmental research and product testing. ACC members and chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development, and are advancing products, processes and technologies to address climate change, enhance air and water quality, and progress toward a more sustainable, circular economy.

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