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house Bill H.R. 627

Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2017

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    The President has not signed this bill
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      senate Committees
      Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • The house Passed June 12th, 2017
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
    IntroducedJanuary 24th, 2017

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Title

Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2017

Official Title

To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to provide for the dissemination of information regarding available Federal programs relating to energy efficiency projects for schools, and for other purposes.

Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Energy Policy and Conservation Act by directing the Department of Energy's Office of Energy and Renewable Energy to establish a clearinghouse for disseminating information regarding available programs and financing mechanisms that may be used to help initiate, develop, and finance energy efficiency, distributed generation, and energy retrofitting projects for schools. The office must: (1) consult with appropriate agencies to develop a list of programs and financing mechanisms that are, or may be, used for the projects; and (2) coordinate with appropriate agencies to develop a collaborative education and outreach effort to streamline communications and promote the programs and financing mechanisms.
    I have worked in educational tech for almost a decade and seen the demand for energy from schools. Much of their infrastructure is outdated and incompatible with the needs of modern technology. Setting up a clearinghouse for available energy programs would greatly help institutions get up-to-date and will ultimately help our kids.
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    Many of our schools have poor facilities and making a clearinghouse that could speed up the process and ease the funding for making them more energy efficient is a win for taxpayers and our environment. Please support this bill.
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    We must become more energy efficient, everywhere we can.
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    Getting spaces for education and business fitted to accept renewable forms of energy is absolutely necessary for forward progress in energy development and is the only way we as a country will survive economically
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    Making efficiency better is an important part.
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    Should schools desire to be more energy efficient, they should ask their local governments and not the Federal Government. While it may be important, it is not how the Federal Government should spend our money.
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