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The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) on October 24 praised House Science and Technology Committee Chairman Bart Gordon and Energy and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Nick Lampson for their leadership in winning House passage of economically sound, cost-effective energy efficiency legislation.
The NAM-supported Industrial Energy Efficiency Research and Development Act (H.R. 3775) authorizes and supports research, development, demonstration and commercial application of new industrial processes and technologies that will optimize energy efficiency, environmental performance and economic competitiveness of energy intensive industries. It also expands Industrial Assessment Centers programs at universities to promote student training and adoption of energy efficient technologies and practices by small and medium-sized industries.
“Manufacturers have long been among the vanguard of energy efficiency proponents — investing in the research and development necessary to reduce energy use and employing advanced technologies in their operations,” said Keith McCoy,
Among the programs authorized by the bill is the Department of Energy Industrial Technology Program (ITP), which works to improve the energy intensity of
“The DOE ITP program represents the kind of government program that is necessary to help
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