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Senate Gridlock Continues as Tax Extenders, Shaheen-Portman Fall Short

May 24, 2014 by Tom Carlson

Energy Bill Failures

In the last couple of weeks, the U.S. Senate failed to advance two pieces of legislation the advanced energy industry has been waiting for: a bill to extend tax credits that expired at the close of last year and the energy efficiency bill sponsored by Senators Shaheen and Portman.[read more]

U.S. Efficiency Bill Dies Again in Congress

May 15, 2014 by Christina Nunez

Wrangling in the U.S. Senate over unrelated amendments has derailed the bipartisan Shaheen-Portman energy bill for a second time. The stalemate left the bill’s supporters unable to gain the 60 votes needed to end debate over the bill and move to a final vote Monday.[read more]

Energy Efficiency Bill Goes from No-Brainer to Life Support to Plan B

October 2, 2013 by Bill Chameides

Energy Efficiency Bill

With the government shutdown, it should come as no surprise that we have a dysfunctional Congress. But when gridlock derails a good bill on energy efficiency in a country that harnesses less than half of the energy we produce, at least some attention should be paid.[read more]