CEA Applauds Pro-Efficiency Bill in Senate, But With Some Caveats
The Consumer Electronics Association announced Monday that it largely supports a bill recently introduced in the U.S. Senate that promotes energy efficiency. But the trade association also expressed concern that the measure could interfere with existing “public/private efforts” to encourage energy-efficient behavior.
The Energy Efficiency Promotion Act of 2007 (S. 1115) was introduced by the two Senators from New Mexico, Democrat Jeff Bingaman and Republican Pete Domeneci, and was the subject of hearings Monday before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, of which Bingaman is chairman and Domeneci is ranking member.
While the CEA said in a statement that S. 1115 addresses important issues, the organization also expressed worry that the bill could undercut federal preemption authority, as well as the competitiveness of the technology industry.