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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’s mission is to advocate for the people, policy, and products of chemistry that make the United States the global leader in innovation and manufacturing. To achieve this, we: Champion science-based policy solutions across all levels of government; Drive continuous performance improvement to protect employees and communities through Responsible Care®; Foster the development of sustainability practices throughout ACC member companies; and Communicate authentically with communities about challenges and solutions for a safer, healthier and more sustainable way of life. Our vision is a world made better by chemistry, where people live happier, healthier, and more prosperous lives, safely and sustainably—for generations to come.

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