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The House Is Actually Set To Pass A Bipartisan Energy Bill This Week

By Kate Sheppard

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives is expected to approve an energy efficiency bill on Tuesday, a rare bipartisan breakthrough on energy policy. The bill would establish a new voluntary efficiency standard for commercial buildings, direct the federal government to set efficiency goals for its data centers, and require buildings leased by the federal government to disclose their energy usage data.

The first measure, sponsored by Reps. David McKinley (R-W.Va.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.), is known as “Tenant Star.” It builds upon the government’s Energy Star program for consumer products to create a voluntary system for tenants in commercial building …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green