S.3102 - Rural Energy Savings Program Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 03/10/2010)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||06/17/2010 Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Subcommittee on Energy. Hearings held.|
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Summary: S.3102 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/10/2010)
Rural Energy Savings Program Act - Amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture (through the Rural Utilities Service) to make interest-free loans to eligible entities for loans to qualified consumers to implement energy efficiency measures. Directs the Secretary to make grants to such entities to defray related costs, including costs for equipment and labor.
Directs the Secretary to contact with a qualified entity to provide: (1) verification and measurement activities for the Rural Utilities Service, including training; and (2) technical assistance and training for employees of eligible entities.
Directs the Secretary to enter into agreements with eligible entities, or groups of eligible entities, that have specified energy efficiency programs for energy efficiency loan demonstration projects.