1979 Scorecard Vote

Energy Conservation II
Senate Roll Call Vote 320
Issue: Clean Energy

S. 1398. The vote is on final passage of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Act, to encourage industries to purchase more energy-efficient equipment, and to require mandatory energy efficiency standards if these voluntary measures failed. Industrial motors and pumps consume about 15% of all electricity in the U.S. and for the past 15 years there has been a general decline in their efficiency. But much more efficient pumps and motors are now available on the market, which could save us about 189,000 barrels of oil a day by 1985 -- roughly the output of seven nuclear power plants. The Carter Administration did not lobby on the bill. September 28, 1979. Passed 43-39. YES is the correct vote.

is the
pro-environment position
Votes For: 42  
Votes Against: 39  
Not Voting: 18  
Pro-environment vote
Anti-environment vote
Missed vote
Not applicable
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