On May 2, 51 businesses and organizations sent a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies urging for continued strong support of the ENERGY STAR program by appropriating $50 million to fund the program in FY2020. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR has helped families and businesses save $450 billion on utility bills, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 3.1 billion metric tons. Additionally, over 2.3 million Americans work in whole or in part on the design, manufacture, and installation of ENERGY STAR products and under ENERGY STAR programs. We believe the wide range of benefits ENERGY STAR brings to the U.S. economy makes it worthy of support in the upcoming fiscal year.
Read the full letter.