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Bipartisanship Evident on Capitol Hill

An energy efficiency bill passes the House and Senate by an overwhelming majority while Reps. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) found the Bipartisan Energy Savings Performance Caucus.

EFC Applauds the Introduction of the “Commercial Building Modernization Act”

Legislation introduced by Sens. Jeff Bingaman, Olympia Snowe, Ben Cardin, and Dianne Feinstein would improve the structure of the 179D commercial building tax deduction and encourage energy efficiency investments in America’s commercial buildings.

25x'25 Steering Committee Members Pen Op-Ed on Renewable Fuels Standard

Former Members of Congress Stephanie Herseth Sandlin and Tom Ewing authored an article published today in POLITICO on the need to leave the renewable fuels standard alone.

New Reports by Economist Robert Repetto Explore Climate Change Impacts in Massachusetts, Florida, and Virginia

United Nations Foundation Senior Fellow Robert Repetto adds Massachusetts, Florida, and Virginia to his list of analyses of the impacts of climate change in U.S. states.

New Partners Join Obama Administration’s Better Buildings Challenge

The City of Chicago and six private companies commit to making their buildings 20% more energy efficient by 2020 with $200 million in new private sector financing.

New Study Finds Wind Power Can Save Midwestern Consumers Between $3 and $9.5 Billion Annually by 2020

A new economic analysis finds that Midwestern households could save between $65 and $200 per year if more wind were added to the power mix. Savings far exceed the cost of new transmission needed to tap wind in the Midwest.

Grid Investment Gap Could Cause Blackouts and Brownouts Costing Consumers $200 Billion by 2020

Additional investments are needed in the U.S. grid in order to preserve 529,000 jobs, $656 billion in personal income, $496 billion in GDP, and $10 billion in U.S. exports.

Economist Robert Repetto Releases Reports on Climate Impacts in New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada

United Nations Foundation Senior Fellow Robert Repetto authored an analysis of the impacts of climate change in three U.S. states.

McGinn, DeFife Join Steering Committee

The Energy Future Coalition welcomes two new steering committee members: Vice Admiral Dennis V. McGinn and Scott DeFife.

President Obama Announces $4 Billion for Energy Efficiency Upgrades to Public and Private Buildings

Today, the White House announced the expansion of the Better Buildings Challenge, as well as a commitment to upgrade the energy performance of federal buildings.