S.3535 - Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 09/12/2012)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||09/12/2012 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.|
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Summary: S.3535 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/12/2012)
Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act - Directs the Secretary of Energy (DOE) to establish a pilot program to award grants to nonprofit organizations for the purpose of retrofitting buildings owned by such organizations with energy-efficiency improvements.
Directs the Secretary, in determining whether to award a grant, to apply performance-based criteria, which shall give priority to applications based on: (1) the cost-effectiveness of the energy-efficiency improvement; and (2) an effective plan for evaluation, measurement, and verification of energy savings. Limits each grant award to: (1) an amount equal to 50% of the energy-efficiency improvement, and (2) $200,000.
Authorizes appropriations for such grants for FY2013-FY2016 and makes offsetting reductions in authorizations for energy sustainability and efficiency grants under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act.