Sen. Murkowski Applauds House Action to Approve Energy Efficiency Legislation

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today applauded action taken by the House to approve, by voice vote, energy efficiency legislation authored by Sens. Portman, R-Ohio, and Shaheen, D-N.H. The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015 would promote increased energy efficiency for grid enabled water heaters and in buildings and is now on its way to President Obama for his signature.

“The House’s action today sends a strong signal that increasing energy efficiency is a bipartisan issue that enables us to do more with less energy. With the approval of both chambers of congress, this important legislation is on its way to becoming law,” Murkowski said. “I thank Senators Portman and Shaheen for their hard work on this legislation and look forward to advancing additional energy efficiency efforts as part of broader legislation to modernize our nation’s energy policies.”

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a legislative hearing on April 30 to receive testimony on additional legislative proposals to advance energy efficiency in America. More information on these legislative proposals can be found on the committee’s website.