Shaheen-Portman Act Sees Renewed Action

Gita Subramony for Zondits, March 20, 2015 Last year, the bipartisan-supported Shaheen-Portman Act failed to pass due to political bickering. The act seeks to help the federal government become more energy efficient, and is largely non-controversial. However, political fighting over provisions that would take decision-making capabilities away from the executive branch on the Keystone XL … Read more

Illinois Lawmakers Consider Increasing Energy Efficiency, Pricing Carbon

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Illinois legislators introduce groundbreaking clean energy bill Midwest Energy News, February 19, 2015 Illinois legislators are introducing a sweeping bill today that would “fix” the state’s troubled Renewable Portfolio Standard, create ambitious goals and policies for energy efficiency and solar energy and, backers say, create 32,000 clean-energy jobs per year. The bill is being sponsored … Read more

Stalled Shaheen-Portman Efficiency Bill Might Be Split to See Movement

The strategy—which could occur during the lame duck session of Congress after the November elections—may represent the best chance for the legislation (S. 2262), which has languished in the Senate because of a broader fight over what amendments would be allowed to the bill.