1979 Scorecard Vote
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.