energy

The White House on Wednesday backed the bipartisan energy efficiency bill that’s on the Senate floor.

In a lengthy statement that doubled as a promotion for President Obama’s energy agenda, the White House said the bill “complements key energy efficiency dimensions of the President’s Climate Action Plan.”

“S. 1392 would build on the momentum established by the Administration’s ‘all of the above’ energy strategy, supporting the President’s goal to cut in half the energy wasted by U.S. homes and businesses by 2030,” the White House said in a statement supporting the bill sponsored by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio).

The bill contains measures to boost building codes, train workers in energy efficient building technologies, help manufacturers become more efficient and bolster conservation efforts at federal agencies, among other provisions.

Here’s the whole White House statement: