On April 18, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) reintroduced their bill S. 761, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (“Shaheen-Portman”). The legislation encourages the adoption of energy efficiency technologies in buildings, in manufacturing, and in the federal government. Included in the bill is an initiative for sustainable manufacturing, a rebate program for energy efficient electric motor purchases, and a supply chain program that promotes efficiency. Language to expand a Department of Energy loan guarantee program, which was in the 112th version, was not included in this bill; a state-based financing program was included instead. The bill will be considered by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee during a hearing on April 23.