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June 9, 2022

  1. The Biden Administration Adds the Electrical Industry to its List of Sectors Using the “Defense Production Act” to Increase Domestic Production

    1. In a surprise move to the industry, the Biden Administration announced it would be using the “Defense Production Act” (DPA) to increase domestic production of clean energy products. The announcement is part of the Administration’s response to high energy prices, even though the actions taken will have a limited impact on current prices.
  2. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's 180 Day Progress Update

    1. So far, the DOE has already released $10 billion in funding. As funding for these programs rolls out to individual projects, there will be opportunities for NAED members to sell energy-efficient equipment and supplies.
  3. Fighting Against Tax Hikes on NAED Members:

    1. At the beginning of this year, NAED joined other small business associations in pushing back against some major tax threats.

 

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May 5, 2022

  1. Senator Manchin Urges Bipartisan Cooperation on Energy and Climate Policy

  2. DOE Reinstates the Minimum Energy Efficiency Rule for Light Bulbs, Once Again Eliminating Incandescent Bulbs

  3. The First Quarter GDP Estimate Shows a Shrinking Economy, First Negative GDP Since COVID Lockdowns Slowed Growth in 2020

  4. Primary Season has Begun, Marking the Next Phase in the 2022 Election Cycle

 

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April 11, 2022

  1. The White House releases plans for improving energy efficiency in public schools, opportunities for NAED members

  2. NAED Joins Trade Associations Supporting Senator Scott’s Employee Rights Act to Counter Union Overreach PRO Act:

    1. Secret Ballot Elections  

    2. Criminalized Union Threats

    3. Political Protection  

    4. Union Decertification

    5. Gig Worker Benefits

    6. Protection for Local Businesses  

    7. NLRB and NLRA Reform 

  3. DOL to bring back overtime rule settled during Trump Administration

 

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