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Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010 (H.R. 5019, S. 3434)

Otherwise known as “cash for caulkers,” The Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010 is designed to create jobs by providing short-tern incentives for residential energy efficiency improvements. The bill provides $6 billion of incentives to homeowners. Funding is expected to retrofit an estimated three million homes and provide tens of thousands of jobs. This is an investment in our economy as well as our energy-efficient future.

The bill passed in the House in early May and is waiting Senate action (as of June 15). The Home Star proposal has widespread, bipartisan support, but the Senate has not taken action because of fear of passing another spending bill.