Friends of Manufacturing

Energy Efficieny Bill Introduced in House and Senate to Promote Public-Private Partnerships

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Yesterday, Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Chris Coons (D-DE) as lead sponsors, Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) as original cosponsors, and House of Representatives Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced the Public Private Partnership Act of 2017, a bill that would encourage the increased use of energy efficiency tools, services and products in Federal facilities. Improving the energy efficiency of Federal facilities is a win-win-win. It’s a win for manufacturers who make and supply the equipment; a win for taxpayers, who will see their government spend less money on energy bills and more directed toward other public uses; and a win for environmental protection, as greater energy efficiency deployment often equates to a smaller environmental footprint for buildings and other facilities.

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