Friday, 30 January 2009

Stimulate – Eminem (2002)

The House passed its version of the massive economic stimulus package Wednesday with some energy-specific items in it, such as:
  • $32 billion to upgrade the national energy transmission and distribution system using "smart grid" technology that better manages power flow, allows for demand response and incorporates renewable power sources better.
  • $16 billion to help improve energy efficiency of public housing.
  • $6 billion to weatherize lower-income homes.
  • $80 billion to $100 billion loan guarantee program for renewable energy, a three year extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for such sources.
Here's the full bill as it now stands courtesy of The Houston Chronicle.

What else should Congress have considered as far as energy items are concerned? Or are these the right ones to focus on?

Photo: The Houston Chronicle.

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