LED stocks outperform as the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act gets introduced...

|By:, SA News Editor

LED stocks outperform as the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act gets introduced in the Senate. The bill, which provides incentives and mandates to get the federal government and businesses to adopt energy-saving technologies, doesn't feature loan program provisions that had led prior bills to draw heat from Congressional Republicans. Last year, Pres. Obama authorized $2B in spending on energy efficiency upgrades for federal buildings. CREE +2.4%. LEDS +15.9%. RBCN +2.2%. GTAT +6.8%. (bill text) (summary)