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NEMA Calls on Senate to Take Up Shaheen-Portman Energy Bill


06/8/2012 12:00AM

ROSSLYN, Va.,—National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), along with numerous other manufacturers, trade associations, and other affected parties, encouraged the U.S. Senate to take up the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011 (S 1000) in a letter to all Senate offices.

“S1000 is a bill with great bi-partisan support that provides sensible energy solutions for our country, saves energy and creates jobs,” said NEMA President and CEO Evan Gaddis. “We encourage the Senate to bring S1000 to the floor as soon as possible for a vote and pass it.”

Introduced by Sen. Shaheen (D-NH) and Sen. Portman (R-OH), S1000 would create jobs through the implementation of various energy efficient technologies that would also decrease the country’s reliance foreign sources of energy.

NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. Its member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Worldwide annual sales of NEMA-scope products exceed $120 billion.

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