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April 10, 2020, 10:01 AM

Energy Efficiency Industry Seeks Aid as House Panel Seeks Ideas

Dean Scott
Dean Scott

U.S. energy efficiency firms are worried they won’t be able to weather economic shocks from the coronavirus pandemic that’s shuttering the very office buildings, community centers, and schools they need to enter to do their work.

Congressional committees have begun soliciting suggestions to help the struggling sector. The House Science, Space and Technology Committee, in an April 7 email, requested “ideas for research, development, and innovation funding and policies, including research infrastructure.”

The joint request by the committee’s Democratic and Republican GOP chiefs of staff noted the committee’s broad jurisdiction—it oversees research and development efforts at the Energy Department, Environmental ...

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