Thursday evening the House pass a bill to address climate change and energy use, a big part of Obama’s agenda. Of course, Obama can’t sign these provisions into law unless a similar bill passes the Senate. An energy bill has solid support there, but many expect the climate portion to present a bigger challenge.
My favorite part of the bill is the energy-efficiency direction introduced by Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont which would help bring Home Performance with ENERGY STAR to more states around the country so homeowners can experience the results seen by participants in New York and New Jersey, for example.
[See update, Peter Welch’s remarks on the energy bill.]
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