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Businesses Call on Congress to Preserve Energy Goals

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Businesses Call on Congress to Preserve Energy Goals

Some 600 businesses and the American Institute of Architects have written the committee reconciling House and Senate energy legislation, urging legislators to resist special interest pressure and preserve the law that sets goals for federal buildings to cut fossil fuel use by 2030.

Section 433 of the Energy Independence and Security Act, the letter says, “is not only environmentally responsible but also fiscally prudent over the decades-long service life of a federal building.”

“Lowered operational expenses for highly efficient buildings have the potential to save the taxpayer millions of dollars over the course of a building’s life cycle,” it continues.

But the effort to repeal Section 433 “serves to bolster the bottom line of fossil fuel interests at the expense of the federal government’s commitment to a more sustainable energy future.”

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