Co-Sponsers: Sen. Chris Coons [D, DE]; Sen. Mary Landrieu [D, LA]; Sen. Robert Portman [R, OH]
Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011: A bill to promote energy savings in residential and commercial buildings and industry, and for other purposes.
Comment: S.1000 – Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011 or the “energy savings plan” is a marvel of Byzantine bureaucracy; 280 pages of more regulations and spending. This bill should be squarely rejected.
Hasn’t congress screwed up enough of the economy through their meddling in miniscule matters, which should be left to the citizen to decide what they’ll purchase (low flush toilets come to mind). Do we really need more regulations about hairdriers, dishwashers, home construction, HVAC, etc? Do we need more studies conducted by the legions of bureaucrats that make six figure salaries in DC while 90 percent of America struggles? Absolutely not.
Why are we focused on saving energy when we should be focused on energy production. Congress is spending all this time making sure we squeeze a nano-watt of electricity out of a refrigerator yet we are building too few if any new power plants to replace the aged and inefficient ones we have today. Yet around the world developing nations like China and India are building new ones every day. Isn't this backwards?
Why is Congress walking in lock step with the EPA and preventing more coal exploration and the building of coal burning plants, yet helped the Obama Administration funnel billions into the scam "green" company Solyndra?
Folks, this isn't going to provide a savings for anyone; all it will do is drive the cost of new home construction and appliances up, while ignoring the real need, energy production. Write your congress-critter today and tell them to vote no on this industrial strangulation act.