26 Apr '12, 8pm

House committee restricts spending on #energy #efficiency measures to reduce #fossil fuel consumption in gov't bldgs:

The amendment to the Energy and Water and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2013 was passed on a voice vote by the appropriations committee. Following the vote, various architecture and green-building organizations expressed dismay. The AIA issued the following statement: “The AIA is opposed to efforts to weaken or eliminate Sec. 433 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. According to the DOE’s Energy Information Administration, buildings account for almost 40 percent of total U.S. energy consumption, more than both the transportation and industry sectors. Requiring significant energy-reduction targets in new and renovated federal buildings demonstrates to the private sector that the federal government is leading by example…. Weakening or repealing Sec. 433 with no deliberation or discussion will dramatically harm the federal government’s ability to desi...

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theoildrum.com 25 Apr '12, 10pm

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