U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) renewed their push for a national energy efficiency strategy by reintroducing an updated version of the Shaheen-Portman Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC) on Thursday.
From new plastics facilities along the Gulf Coast to new steel facilities in the Rust Belt, shale development is revitalizing America’s manufacturing base – providing thousands of jobs, lowerenergy bills, and cleaner power along the way.
Mounting evidence of failures to reach objectives, excessive costs, and rising public resentment should have at least led to an admission that environmental command-and-control (CaC) approaches had become obsolete.
The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, could be a huge bipartisan breakthrough, but it could also be taken down by an amendment that targets the federal government's 2030 fossil fuel reduction mandate.
Several builders, remodelers, and other industry professionals have been named by the NAHB as winners of the annual NAHBGreen Awards, which recognizes excellence in residential green design and construction practices and green building advocacy.