The American Wind Energy Association expressed opposition to an amendment to S. 761, the Energy Savings an Industrial Competitiveness Act, expected to be introduced by Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) in a July 25 letter. The amendment would repeal a requirement set up by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 for all federal buildings to abandon fossil-fuel generated energy by 2030. The letter also expressed support for an anticipated amendment from Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) which would keep this requirement in place.