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Short Titles as Introduced

TREES Act
The Residential Energy and Economic Savings Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To establish a grant program to assist retail power providers with the establishment and operation of energy conservation programs using targeted residential tree-planting programs, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/15/2020Introduced in House

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Date All Actions
01/15/2020Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/15/2020Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce01/15/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/15/2020)

The Residential Energy and Economic Savings Act or the TREES Act

This bill provides incentives for retail power providers or cities to plant trees to reduce energy costs.

Specifically, the Department of Energy (DOE) must establish a program to award grants to retail power providers that partner with nonprofit tree-planting organizations to establish or continue operating tree-planting programs. Under the program, retail power providers must give residential consumers free or discounted trees that provide maximum amounts of shade during the summer or wind protection during the fall and winter. Retail power providers include entities that generate, distribute, or provide retail electricity, natural gas, or fuel oil service.

In addition, DOE must annually give an award that designates communities or other areas as the Arbor City of America. The award must recognize communities for superior efforts in increasing tree canopy coverage and assisting residents in reducing energy costs. DOE must give award recipients funding for green infrastructure or green spaces.