Energy Efficiency

OU Advocacy works with federal and state policymakers to develop legislation that would assist nonprofit organizations, including schools and synagogues, become energy efficient.

U.S. Senate Committee Approves Legislation Assisting Nonprofits with High Energy Costs

The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources passed a comprehensive energy bill yesterday titled “The Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015,” which included the Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act (S.600)—bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and developed in close partnership with the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America. The comprehensive bill will now move to the full Senate for consideration.
Read More Posted at July 31, 2015 at 2:43 pm

Pass the Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act, by Nathan Diament and Kent Johnson

As the East Coast recovers from a brutally cold winter and turns the corner toward summer, families naturally think of the costs they had to bear to heat their homes and will again face as the mercury rises. And, while most people don’t think about this, the same cost consideration is true for many nonprofit organizations throughout the country.
Read More Posted at April 30, 2015 at 4:47 pm

U.S. Senate Committee Takes Step Toward Aiding Nonprofits Tackle Energy Costs; Companion Legislation Introduced Today in House

Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing on several pieces of legislation designed to increase and support energy efficiency in the United States. Among the bills considered was the Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act (S.600)—bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and developed in close partnership with the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, which is spearheading a coalition of nonprofit groups supporting this legislation.
Read More Posted at April 30, 2015 at 12:07 pm

Call on Senators to Support Energy Grants for Schools & Shuls

Next week, the U.S. Senate will likely debate energy policy legislation that has the potential to deliver substantial benefits to non-profit organizations, including our community’s schools and shuls. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has “filed cloture” so that the Senate … Continued

Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act S.717

BACKGROUND Introduced in the United States Senate by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Hoeven (R-ND), the Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act will establish a new pilot program at the U.S. Department of Energy to provide financial grants to non-profit organizations … Continued
Read More Posted at June 26, 2013 at 3:50 pm
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