The Senate recently approved the Energy Policy Modernization Act which avoids controversial energy topics like climate change but does address many bipartisan energy priorities.
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The Senate is currently debating a broad energy reform bill which addresses energy efficiency, grid infrastructure, energy supply, and more, and could pass as early as this week.
Last week, the House approved energy legislation 249-174 to modernize energy infrastructure, improve energy efficiency and strengthen energy security and includes a lift the crude oil export ban.
On Aug. 3, President Barack Obama released regulations, the EPA's Clean Power Plan, designed to significantly reduce carbon emissions from power plants, as well as promoting low-emitting power sources and energy efficiency.
Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) pulled an interesting maneuver on the Senate floor recently, resulting in the passage of the NSBA-supported Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) has recently been appointed to serve as Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship for the 114th Congress.
When Congress returns to Washington, D.C. next week, there are several must-pass pieces of legislation awaiting them, including appropriations bills, reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank, tax extenders, the internet tax moratorium, and much more.
Last week, the Senate took up a revised version of the bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013 which aims to incentivize adoption of energy efficient technologies, and is expected to be taken up again when the Senate return in September.
The EPA recently rolled-out a new and improved Portfolio Manager, the voluntary, online tool small businesses can use to generate an ENERGY STAR score and manage their energy efficiency.