Coalition to Congress: Efficiency incentives create jobs

More than 40 organizations, utilities and companies are pushing Congress to support new energy efficiency incentives and prioritize the issue in broader infrastructure, climate and transportation legislation.

In a letter to congressional leaders today obtained by E&E News, companies including DuPont and Intel Corp. argue that energy efficiency represents a “rare” bipartisan opportunity to address climate change. Congress should reinstate expired tax incentives for energy efficiency and fund research at the Department of Energy, they say.

“Energy efficiency is by far the largest sector in the clean energy industry, supporting more than 2.25 million jobs,” states the letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). Utilities and groups such as Southern California Edison and the American Public Transportation Association also signed.

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