Today, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) voiced its support for the Gardner-Welch Energy Savings through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2013.
“Reps. Gardner and Welch have shown themselves to be forward-thinking and practical on the issue of energy efficiency, including their service as founding members of the Energy Savings Performance Caucus,” said NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis. “We commend their initiative on the Gardner-Welch Act, and will offer the full support of our members from introduction to enactment.”
According to Gaddis, Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) are a successful result of corporate-government partnerships.
“By utilizing innovative public-private financing to retrofit government buildings at no cost to the taxpayer, ESPCs are a triple-win: they create jobs, upgrade facilities, and save energy and money,” he said.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents 350 electrical and medical imaging manufacturers at the forefront of electrical safety, reliability, resilience, efficiency, and energy security. Our combined industries account for more than 400,000 American jobs and more than 7,000 facilities across the United States. Domestic production exceeds $114 billion per year and exports top $50 billion.