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Mon January 7, 2013

Welch Announces Energy Efficiency Priorities

Congressman Peter Welch
Congressman Peter Welch

Congressman Peter Welch says providing rebates to homeowners who retrofit their homes is one of the energy efficiency priorities he will pursue in Congress as a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.


Welch said at a news conference in Rutland on Monday he will introduce legislation to provide a rebate of up to $8,000 to homeowners. The rebates will be scaled to provide greater savings for those who save more energy.

Welch said he is also working to advance legislation to increase a tax deduction that encourages commercial building owners to reduce energy consumption.

The Democratic congressman says he recently started a bipartisan caucus to build support in Congress for energy efficiency.

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