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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 business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care®; common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues; and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $486 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation's economy. It is among the largest exporters in the nation, accounting for ten percent of all U.S. goods exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve security and to defend against any threat to the nation’s critical infrastructure.

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