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Senators take another crack at energy bill
Source: The Hill
The revamped energy efficiency legislation includes an extra 10 amendments.
Will The Federal Government Back Away from Its 2030 Targets?
For a U.S. Congress that hasn't passed a major energy bill since 2007, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, co-sponsored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), could be a huge bipartisan breakthrough. Although the bill failed to proceed through Congress in 2011 or 2013, the legislation is set to be re-introduced for a third try shortly.
Don't Overpay Your Taxes: 5 Can't Miss Small-Business Deductions
It's tax time and whether they know it or not, small-business owners might be leaving hundreds, even thousands of dollars off the table. "Numerous businesses overpay their taxes every year by overlooking various tax deductions," says Michael Raanan, a former IRS revenue officer who is president of Santa Ana, Calif.-based Landmark Tax Group.
DOE Establishes HVAC Furnace Fan Testing Standards
On Jan. 3, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule establishing test procedures for measuring the electrical consumption of furnace fans and blowers in weatherized and nonweatherized gas, oil, and electric furnaces. The rule, which went into effect Feb.
Do Green Homeowners Have Buyer's Remorse?
Are green homeowners satisfied with their purchases? A new study conducted by GuildQuality that was commissioned by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) says yes. Surveying homeowners who has purchased a National Green Building Standard-certified home the past three years, GuildQuality asked respondents about their overall satisfaction with their purchase.
Four "Do's" of Selling High-Performance Homes
Courtesy Flickr user Denisp12 via Creative Commons license. The high-performance home market is booming, with green homes currently accounting for 23 percent of the U.S. market. So why do some builders still report that home buyers will not pay more for high-performance home features?
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