Development Magazine Winter 2011

Advocacy

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Tax Policy Fights Will Continue Beyond 2012 Elections 

As 2011 comes to a close, Congress will most likely be deciding what to do with deficit reduction proposals, if any, arising from the so-called “Supercommittee” that was created in the wake of the debt-ceiling debate that consumed Washington in July.

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Senate Committee Passes Energy Bill 

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee fast-tracked a bill that creates new standards and efficiency targets for new construction. Unlike past drafts of similar legislation, The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011 approaches the issue by calling on the DOE to set efficiency targets through a formal rulemaking process.