In full transparency, the following is a media release from Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s office. She was elected by voters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to serve the state in Washington DC in the US Senate. She is a Democrat. (stock photo)
WASHINGTON DC – 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.