Shaheen-Portman Efficiency Bill and Hydropower Bills Move to Full Senate

On May 8, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved S. 761, the revised bipartisan Shaheen-Portman bill.  The modified Title II creates a new commercial buildings energy efficiency program to be operated by State Energy Offices and authorized (not appropriated) at $250 million.  NASEO worked on a bipartisan basis in support of this legislation.  Four hydropower bills also passed the Committee.