Senate Passes Energy Policy Modernization Act

The Energy Policy Modernization Act, sponsored by North Dakota’s two senators is a bipartisan measure to speed up export of liquefied natural gas and assist nonprofit organization with energy efficient upgrades. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, (D. ND) said the bill will modernize the energy grid, create jobs and improve the pipeline approval process. Senators John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., added the provision for nonprofit organizations to save money on energy efficiency upgrades. Hoven commented, “Providing churches, hospitals and other nonprofit organizations to make their facilities more energy efficient will conserve not only energy but also money.”