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February 2012

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Published on February 15, 2012 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

Next week, the House is expected to debate H.R. 7 “American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act.” The bill is the long awaited legislative product to reauthorize a number of federal highway, transit, rail, planning, trail and other programs. Unfortunately, H.R. 7...

Published on February 14, 2012 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

On Monday, President Obama released an ambitious $3.8 trillion budget for fiscal year 2013 that seeks to pump billions of dollars into the economy through clean energy and infrastructure improvements, while seeking to eliminate existing incentives for oil and gas and ending tax cuts for those making more than $250,000.

As part of the...

Published on February 7, 2012 Written by Matt Pearce Posted in Advocacy and policy

In January, USGBC launched its second advocacy campaign of 2012, Mainstream Benchmarking. Through this campaign we will advocate for policies that will bring the benefits of energy benchmarking to all commercial buildings.

So why benchmarking? Why now?

The...

Published on February 6, 2012 Written by Maggie Comstock Posted in Advocacy and policy

Last week, the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability released a report of recommended outcomes for the Rio+20 conference in June. The report, Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing,...

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