When the GOP Hits the Fan (Plus the Furnace and Light Bulbs)--Efficiency Loses


Blog post by Elizabeth Noll, NRDC

Energy efficiency was a hot topic in Congress this week--and why shouldn't it be? Energy efficiency is delivering enormous value to Americans by creating jobs, lowering utility bills and cutting harmful pollution. But some members of Congress are trying to erect roadblocks to all the potential opportunities we have to save money and pollution through smarter energy use.

Both the House and Senate held hearings on energy efficiency legislation yesterday, some pieces of which would undermine the great efficiency progress we've made, even though policies and programs to help people use less energy is far cheaper than generating more of it to meet our needs.

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