You may not be the political type, but anyone who appreciates our country's move in a greener direction will find the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) "Top 10 Green Building Bills" an interesting read. The Council has compiled a Top 10 list for both House and Senate legislation that "advances green building and the economic activity and jobs that come with it." Atop the list for the House sits the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which allocated over $22 billion for energy efficiency projects.
Here is the list in full, taken from the USGBC press release. (I've included links where I could find them--the original list did not have them):
The Energy Efficiency Modernization Act of 2009 – Michael Bennet (D-Colo.)
The Water Accountability Tax Efficiency Reinvestment (WATER) Act of 2009 — Mark Udall (D-Colo.)
The Federal Agency Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2009 – Susan Collins (R-Maine)
It's easy to get overwhelmed by legislature, but we are talking about bills that would *hopefully* improve--among other things--the energy efficiency of our homes and the cleanliness of the energy used by our homes.
I found this information to be extremely useful. I hope you will track these bills and keep us informed on their status. After reading http://www.global-warming-forecasts.com/ I hope they hurry up.
B. Hume Bennett