House Climate and Energy Bill Has Far-Reaching Implications
Highlights of climate bill approved passed by the House. (Associated Press)

True or False: Homes Must Meet Efficiency Standards Under New Bill
Critics have claimed that the House Energy Bill would set energy efficiency standards for older homes, preventing them from being sold or decreasing their value. Is it true? (Daily Green)

Obama Administration Announces New Energy-Efficiency Initiatives
Allocation of Recovery Act funds includes advancement of building systems research and development of efficient new homes. (EcoHome)

Navajo Council to Consider Green Building Bill
Arizona’s Navajo Nation Council is considering legislation that would establish a green economy fund to create hundreds of sustainable jobs and revitalize the economy on the 27,000-square-mile reservation. (The Farmington, N.M., Daily Times)

San Francisco Loan Plan Rewards Homeowners for Green Upgrades
Legislation would allow homeowners to receive loans to make environmental improvements to their properties and then pay back the money through extra property taxes. (The San Francisco Examiner)

Energy and Green Job Legislation Proposed in New Jersey
A comprehensive package of bills designed to encourage the construction of environmentally friendly buildings and green job creation has been introduced in the New Jersey legislature. (

Governors Call for Carbon-Neutral Buildings by 2030
The National Association of Governors is the latest legislative group to support the American Institute of Architects’ goal of zeroing-out new and renovated buildings’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. (The New York Times)

Proposed Tax Credit Could Boost Green Roofs in Massachusetts
Massachusetts officials are considering a green-building tax credit that could make green roofs more affordable. (The Boston Herald)

Oregon Greenhouse Gas Bills Promote Home Solar Energy
Gov. Ted Kulongoski has signed a package of bills expected to level-off greenhouse gas emissions in the state  by implementing a low-carbon fuel standard, promoting home solar energy, and controlling emissions from power plants and industry. (KTVZ)

New Jersey Looks at Green Lending Plan
Gov. Jon S. Corzine wants congressional lawmakers to create a green bank to provide low-cost funding for private clean-energy projects. (Courier Post Online)

Homeowners Save Under Missouri's New Efficiency Law
Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation that he says will encourage energy efficiency, create jobs, and help grow the state's new energy economy. (Environment News Service)