Southwire 公司总裁兼首席执行官Stuart Thorn代表NEMA发表演讲，要求延伸金融建设税的减免范围，延伸包括在EXTEND（S. 822 and H.R. 1385）条款。他还提倡购买NEMA Premium®功效型电机实行新课税扣除，新课税扣除适用于有效的户外照明，加速低压电气传输的折旧和可分配资产以及先进的测量法。
[COLOR=#708090] NEMA Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on Energy Efficiency Tax Provisions
（ROSSLYN, Va.）—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association （NEMA） announced its support today for energy efficiency tax provisions in testimony before the U.S. Senate Finance Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure.
Speaking on behalf of NEMA, Stuart Thorn, president and chief executive officer of Southwire Company, Carrolton, Ga., requested extension of the commercial buildings tax deduction as included in the EXTEND （S. 822 and H.R. 1385） bills before Congress. He also advocated new tax credits for purchase of NEMA Premium® efficiency motors, a new tax deduction for efficient outdoor lighting, accelerated depreciation of low voltage electric transmission and distribution assets, and advanced metering.
According to Thorn, accelerated depreciation of energy efficient assets is a good means to spur investment and increase awareness of energy savings. “This current incentive has been instrumental in increasing the energy efficiency of lighting retrofits in existing buildings. NEMA believes that the period available for this incentive must be extended to provide a meaningful window for developers to undertake more energy efficient construction in significant numbers of projects.”[/COLOR]