RESBlog - Tagged ‘Congress’

Bi-Partisan Legislation Introduced in Congress to Improve the Energy Performance of Existing Homes

May 28th, 2013 - Posted by Laurel Elam under RESNET News

Congressmen David B. McKinley (R-WV) and Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at spurring energy efficiency investments in residential buildings and creating construction jobs.  The bill, “The Home Owner Managing Energy Savings Act” HOMES Act) would provide rebates to homeowners who invest in energy efficiency improvements.  Homeowners who demonstrate a 20 percent energy savings

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Legislation Introduced in Congress to Revive PACE

August 24th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - August 2010

Legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on July 20, 2011, that seeks to give new life to the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE). PACE allows homeowners to finance energy improvements through financing by a local government that is paid back through a special assessment on their property taxes. PACE faced opposition in

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Congress Extends Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit

December 21st, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, Legislation, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - December 2010

After hard work by RESNET and its strategic allies, Congress has extended the $2,000 federal tax credit for builders who build energy efficient homes. The extension will last from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2011.  The extension was part of a sweeping tax package negotiated by the White House and Republican Congressional leaders.  President

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Congress Returns to Session in September – Energy Provisions Still on the Table

September 17th, 2010 - Posted by RESNET under Hot Topics, Legislation, RESNET News, RESNET Notes, RESNET Notes - September 2010, Technical

Congress has returned from its summer recess for a brief session before recessing in October for the November elections.  There are still discussions on the possibility of enacting energy legislation before Congress adjourns.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) indicated to the press that the Senate would work on the Clean Energy Jobs & Oil

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