Home Star Program Gaining Momentum in Congress

May 5th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under What's New at RESNET

The Home Star retrofit program is beginning to move its way through Congress.  On April 15, 2010 the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010 (H.R. 5019) by a vote of 30 to 17.   The House leadership did not announce when the proposed legislation to the floor for debate and a vote.

Home Star was proposed by President Barack Obama and would allocate $6 billion in retrofits to consumers to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.  For more information visit RESNET’s web site at http://www.resnet.us/homestar/

The White House strongly backed the House committee’s action and called Congress to pass the bill “without delay”.  President Obama called the proposal an “important step forward in our effort to create jobs, save consumers money and increase energy efficiency.”

Companion legislation has been introduced in the Senate (S 3177).  The Senate Finance Committee has scheduled a hearing on the proposal later this month

  • http://www.eamenergy.com Billy Steets

    When passed by the Senate Finance Committee -
    It will be a :
    Win for the Environment.
    Win for the Homeowner.
    Win for the Contractor.
    Win for the domestic Economy.

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