Organisation Name
US Chamber of Commerce
InfluenceMap Query
Energy Efficiency Standards
Data Source
Social Media

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Not supporting energy efficiency

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Evidence suggests not supporting ambitious energy efficiency policy, emphasizing the need for more balance and less pace in the implementation of policy. (US Chamber Press Release, 'A Transatlantic Approach to Europe's Energy Challenges', May 2016)

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The EU has made a commitment to achieve a 27% improvement in energy efficiency and in renewable energy consumption by 2030. If achieved, both measures will contribute to reducing imports and carbon emissions. In both cases, management of energy systems and provision for back up sources should be available to ensure a reliable energy supply. There is a balance to be struck on the pace and method of implementation, and flexibility to utilize cost-effective energy supply alternatives should be maintained.

Created: 16/07/2016 Last edited: 02/01/2018


Supporting energy efficiency measures

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Is advocating support fo rUS legislation that would encourage improvments in energy efficiency for homes through volunatray means (US Chamber of Commerce, Open letter to US Senate, 'SAVE ACT', April 2016)

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The undersigned group of manufacturers, builders, business groups, utilities, state entities and energy efficiency advocates write today to express our support for the Sensible Accounting to Value Energy Act, or SAVE Act, to be included as Amendment 3202 to the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016. This amendment would seek to improve the energy efficiency of homes by providing a voluntary means of financing energy efficient features and improving the accuracy of mortgage underwriting by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA)

Created: 06/04/2017 Last edited: 02/01/2018


Not supporting energy efficiency targets

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Directly advocating to policymakers to support weaker US energy efficiency targets (Joint letter to Congresspersons, August 2016)

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We the undersigned businesses and trade associations are writing to express our strong support for the policies included in the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 (S. 2012) and the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act (H.R. 8) that promote energy efficiency in industrial, commercial, and residential applications and urge you to include these provisions in the final conferenced package. We support low to no-cost, no-mandate provisions that advance energy efficiency, while preserving the critical role of government oversight. [...] We support the building codes section 1001 of S. 2012. We urge conferees to retain the current Senate language which supports strong, updated model building energy codes and which were developed through a bipartisan, transparent process. Section 1001 retains state authority over building code adoption and clarifies the role of the Department of Energy as one of offering technical assistance. We are concerned that the provisions in H.R.8 provide DOE with too much authority over the costs of building materials and sets a precedent of excessive federal intervention. [...] We also support extension of the energy efficiency goals of the Federal government. Section 3116 of H.R. 8 extends the energy efficiency goals for two years at 3% per year. We prefer the longer term, yet slightly less aggressive, goal of 2.5% per year reduction for 10 years as was included in Section 1017 of S. 2012 as it will encourage agencies to make energy efficiency investments on a continuing basis.

Created: 24/04/2017 Last edited: 24/04/2017