Summary: S.2216 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (03/21/2012)

Rural Energy Savings Program Act - Amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to direct the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA), through the Rural Utilities Service, to make interest-free loans to eligible entities (public power districts, public utility districts, or specified electric cooperatives that borrowed and repaid, prepaid, or are paying an electric loan made or guaranteed by the Rural Utilities Service) for loans to consumers to implement energy efficient measures.

Provides a special advance for start-up activities.

Authorizes the Secretary to contract with a qualified entity to provide verification and measurement activities and employee technical assistance and training.

Directs the Secretary to offer to enter into agreements with eligible entities, or groups of eligible entities, that have specified energy efficiency programs to establish energy efficiency loan demonstration projects.