BPA, E4TheFuture, and BPI Defend EE Funding
Building Performance Association, E4TheFuture, and Building Performance Institute submitted testimony to House and Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittees on March 25, 2020, urging Congress to provide increased funding in FY21 for Department of Energy programs that invest in residential energy efficiency and whole-house initiatives.
The President’s FY 2021 budget request makes drastic cuts to these vital programs and does not reflect smart priorities for the nation. We urged Congress to defend these programs and protect the great work they do to advance the home performance industry.
Also included in the testimony was a grassroots letter with 1,126 signatures - signed by BPA and E4 stakeholders, members, and taxpayers from across the country.
We feel the following programs at the Department of Energy deserve the support of the American taxpayer as these programs are proven to provide a significant return on investment:
- $300M for Building Technologies Office (BTO) - includes:
- Home Performance with Energy Star
- Home Energy Score
- $90M for State Energy Program (SEP)
- Funding and technical assistance for states to enhance energy security, state-led initiatives and maximize the benefits of decreasing energy waste.
- $310M for Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
- Low-income and rural families make lasting energy efficiency improvements to their homes.
You can review a summary of the testimony here.
You can review the full testimony here.