The House passed, 398-2, the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Correction Act (H.R. 6582) December 4, allowing alternative technologies to be used to meet existing efficiency standards for coolers, refrigerators, and water heaters. The measure includes provisions from earlier House and Senate efficiency bills, including some minor language from Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) that requires a study of industrial electric efficiency and standards for federal energy management. The package approved by the House differs slightly from legislation the Senate approved in September by unanimous consent. The Senate approved the measure December 7, sending the bill to the president’s desk for signature.