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Canceling the "Ban" on Fossil Fuels? Bill to Clarify 2030 Targets

But some efficiency advocates have teamed up with the natural gas industry to jettison these aggressive energy mandates for federal buildings, and this battle is threatening to sink Shaheen-Portman, the popular energy bill that would boost energy codes, finance retrofits, and support training programs for building tradespeople and professionals (for a full analysis, see Environmentalists Split Over Popular Energy Bill).

Now Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D–Rhode Island) is proposing a compromise.

Published September 3, 2013