If Congress can agree on one thing, we think it should be energy efficiency. Whether you believe the science of climate change or not, using energy more efficiently is a no-brainer. It saves money for consumers, taxpayers, and business, and reduces pollution. Please urge your senator to vote for Senate Bill 761, The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013. Click here to send a message or cut and paste this link into your web browser:
Provisions in this legislation will promote energy savings in commercial buildings and industrial facilities, which together consume nearly 50% of the nation’s primary energy. The bill will also reduce energy costs within the federal government, our nation’s largest energy consumer, saving the taxpayers money. Reducing barriers to investment in existing energy efficiency technologies, as S.761 does, boosts the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers and creates jobs.
You know that energy efficiency works — as an IPL supporter you and your congregation have likely implemented energy saving measures at home or in your facilities. IPL congregations have collectively saved tens of millions of dollars while preventing millions of pounds of carbon pollution. It’s the easiest, cheapest and fastest way to address climate change.
So, please join us in urging your senator to support S.761.