posted by William R. Stott
Published: March 25, 2009
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President John Engler today said the Restoring America’s Manufacturing Leadership Through Energy Efficiency Act of 2009 (S. 661) is “a welcome bi-partisan approach to one of our most daunting challenges – developing new energy technologies to improve efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.”
The legislation, sponsored by Senators Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Susan Collins (R-ME), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Evan Bayh (D-IN), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Mark Pryor (D-AR), is designed to help revitalize the nation’s industrial base and increase industrial energy productivity by:
“The NAM has long supported these efforts through our Memorandum of Understanding with the Environmental Protection Agency and work with industry leaders,” Engler said. “Providing opportunities for manufacturers to adopt more energy efficient equipment and processes will help us achieve greater energy independence, create jobs and reduce carbon emissions.
“This legislation reflects an enlightened understanding that shifting away from our dependence on fossil fuels will require a major commitment to energy efficiency and innovation,” Engler said. “Manufacturing can and will take the lead in this critical effort.”
S. 661 will be considered as part of the comprehensive energy legislation that the Senate Energy Committee expects to start marking up next week.
For more information: NAM