Gardner Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Legislation
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Cory Gardner applauded today the passage of H.R. 2126, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014.
The bill, which contains four major provisions to increase energy efficiency, is being hailed as a strong bipartisan effort to address energy consumption. Included in the bill are measures to reduce energy consumption in federal buildings and by federal equipment, resulting in a smaller power bill for the American taxpayer.
Gardner is co-chair of the House Energy Savings Performance Caucus, a bipartisan group of members focused on increasing energy efficiency in government buildings to reduce energy consumption and save taxpayer money.
“As someone who has worked to promote energy efficiency measures since day one in Congress, I’m glad to see this bipartisan bill pass the House,” Gardner said. “The American taxpayer is ultimately on the hook for the federal government’s power bill, and this legislation is a great step toward reducing energy consumption, which means lower costs and less pollution.
“Clearly, there is great interest from both sides of the aisle in addressing this problem, and I look forward to continuing to increase our energy efficiency in a way that benefits the American people.”