Warren Joins Ossoff to Introduce the Clean Energy for All Homes Act
Bill would make energy efficient home technology more affordable for families, lower energy bills
Washington, D.C. –– United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined Senator Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) to introduce the Clean Energy for All Homes Act, legislation that would make it more affordable for families to install energy efficient home technology and save money on their energy bills. The bill would help middle-class and lower-income families afford solar roof and other renewable energy technology installations by lessening the cost burden of installing these systems.
“Helping families and homeowners afford clean energy is an important step in our efforts to combat the climate crisis. By providing tax credits for solar roofs and other renewable energy technology, the Clean Energy for All Homes Act would help tackle climate change, lower the costs of utilities, create jobs, and boost our economy,” Senator Warren said.
“This bill will save Georgians money on their power bills by making home solar panels and other energy efficient technology more affordable,” Senator Ossoff said.
The Clean Energy for All Homes Act would allow more taxpayers to receive a full tax refund to offset the costs of installing solar panels and other energy efficient technology, which would incentivize installations, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and accelerate the transition to clean energy.
Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawai'i), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) co-sponsored the legislation.
Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) is leading the effort in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“Making Section 25D refundable unlocks the opportunity for more than 40 million households to realize the benefits of having solar panels at home – including 3.2 million Black households and 3 million Hispanic households,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “I am proud to join my Senate colleagues in leading this effort so we can tackle greenhouse gas emissions from homes and promote energy equity in low- and medium-income communities, all while lowering electricity bills.”
The Clean Energy for All Homes Act has earned the support of hundreds of industry leaders in Georgia and nationwide.
Combatting the climate crisis is one of Senator Warren's highest priorities:
- Early last month, Senator Warren joined Senators Booker, Duckworth, Schatz, Padilla, Feinstein, and 19 fellow senators in a letter calling to make solar panels and energy efficient technology more affordable for consumers.
- During a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing in September 2021, the Treasury nominee agreed with Senator Warren that addressing climate risk must be a priority for the Treasury.
- Senator Warren recently urged John Morton – the first Climate Counselor at the Treasury’s new Climate Hub – to take swift and aggressive action to tackle the climate crisis.
- She and Representative Sean Casten (D-Ill.) reintroduced the Climate Risk Disclosure Act, which would require public companies to disclose more information about their exposure to climate-related risks.
- To speed the transition to clean energy products, Senator Warren and Congressman Andy Levin (D-Mich.) introduced the Buy Green Act to use the purchasing power of U.S. federal procurement to help fight the climate crisis. They also introduced the National Institutes of Clean Energy Act of 2021, legislation that would invest $400 billion over the next ten years in the research and development (R&D) of advanced clean energy technologies. And she unveiled the BUILD GREEN Infrastructure and Jobs Act which would invest $500 billion over ten years in state, local, and tribal projects to jumpstart the transition to all-electric public vehicles and rail and help modernize the nation's crumbling infrastructure.
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