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Policy Letters & Statements

  • Press Statement regarding the Sanders/Boxer Climate Bill, Feb. 14, 2013

  • Statement on the importance of the CLEAR Act – the Carbon Limits and Energy for America’s Renewal Act, S. 2877. list of signatories as of June 7, 2010

  • National consumer advocacy organizations’ letter to President Obama in strong response to a joint industry letter that recommends conditioning access to essential energy efficiency and weatherization funds, such as LIHEAP (Low Income Heating and Assistance Program) and WAP (Home Weatherization Assistance Program) on the deployment and availability of real time energy consumption and pricing data through smart grid technologies. May 20, 2010

  • Joint consumer group letter to Senator Boxer regarding consumer protections in S.1733, the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act, October 27, 2009

  • Letter to Senator Kerry regarding how climate change legislation will affect low and moderate income consumers in Massachusetts

  • Press Release: Climate Change Legislation Requires Significant Changes to Protect Consumers and Environment: Leading National Public Interest Groups Push for Senate Action to Fix Bill, July 22, 2009

  • Consumer and Grassroots environmental groups letter to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Essential Consumer Protections: Critical Improvements to the House Climate Change Bill, July 22, 2009

  • Essential Consumer Protections for Climate Change Legislation, July 8, 2009

  • Residential Electric and Natural Gas Consumers Deserve Real Protections in Climate Change Legislation, July 6, 2009

  • Last Minute Deal Reveals the Lack of Residential Consumer Protections In House Climate Change Bill June 26, 2009 [Press statement]

  • Last Minute Deal Reveals the Lack of Residential Consumer Protections In House Climate Change Bill June 26, 2009 [Policy statement]

  • Letter from 77 groups to the House re building codes in HR 2454, June 25, 2009

  • Letter from 40 groups to the House Ways and Means Committee regarding improving HR 2454, June 9, 2009

  • Consumer Groups’ Letter to Secretary Chu, Dept of Energy, on lighting standards, June 4, 2009

  • Statement from NCLC, NCAF and CFA on the Markey-Waxman climate change bill, HR 2454, May 26, 2009

  • Letter to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee regarding building code standards, May 21, 2009

  • Letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee regarding free allowances to merchant generators, May 18, 2009

  • Comments by eight groups on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission policy proposal, May 2009

  • Statement to the House Ways and Means Committee’s Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support on consumer cost mitigation measures, March 12, 2009

  • Letter to Congressional leadership regarding anti-consumer ARRA provisions, February 4, 2009

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  • Recommendations by low-income consumer groups to the Energy Transition Team, January 2009