Energy Efficiency Experts Urge Senate To Ease Private Funding

Law360, New York (June 28, 2012, 3:05 PM EDT) -- A panel of energy and real estate experts on Thursday told Congress it could improve building energy efficiency without spending a dime by streamlining efficiency standards and encouraging innovative financing techniques that would lure private capital to retrofit projects.

The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources is currently considering several bills that would improve tax deductions for making buildings more energy-efficient and expand the U.S. Department of Energy's authority to make retrofit loans. On Thursday, the committee sought to review nonfederal programs for financing...
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