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Senate Energy Committee Includes Incentives for Energy-Efficiency Retrofits for Historic Buildings
Historic Preservation Blog from PreservationDirectory.com - National Trust for Historic Preservation, House Energy and Commerce Committee, Senate Energy Committee, Secretary of Energy
Contributed By: The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Email The Author: pr@nthp.org
Website: http://www.nthp.org

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee marked up the Building Efficiency title of its version of the energy/climate change bill on Thursday and included a 120 percent boost in incentives for doing energy retrofits on properties listed in the National Register. The House Energy and Commerce Committee already approved the same provision in its version of the energy bill, the “American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009” (HR 2454).

The Senate bill also compromised in setting a goal of 15% for renewable energy generation compared to 20% approved in the House Energy and Commerce Committee, a development which could pose a serious roadblock for the legislation down the road. In the House, the leadership hopes to have the climate change bill on the floor before the July 4th recess, but House Ways and Means Committee chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY) stated this week that a proposed health care reform bill would take priority over the energy bill in his committee.

In addition, the Senate Energy Committee also rejected an amendment sponsored by ranking member Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) which would have rolled back the requirements that will require building codes to be reviewed in order to improve energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings. Specifically, the draft language requires the Secretary of Energy to support reviewing and updating national model building energy codes at least every three years to boost energy efficiency by 30 percent of 2006 levels during or after 2010, and reach a 50 percent level after or during 2016.

The Senate Energy Committee will reconvene on June 9th for a final vote to approve the other titles of its draft energy bill.

 


Keywords: National Trust for Historic Preservation, House Energy and Commerce Committee, Senate Energy Committee, Secretary of Energy

Posted: June 5, 2009
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