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Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
- senate Committees
- The house Passed June 12th, 2017Passed by Voice Vote
Committee on Energy and CommerceIntroducedJanuary 24th, 2017
- house Committees
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Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2017
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.
(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 Much of their infrastructure is outdated and incompatible with the needs of modern technology.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.