WVEC Action Alert

Local Energy Efficiency Partnership (LEEP) Act being considered by Senate Committee on Thursday

West Virginia Environmental Council
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Feb 10, 2016 View / Comment Online Donate
By Emmett Pepper, EEWV

The Local Energy Efficiency Partnership (LEEP) Act was identified as the top legislative priority in a recent meeting of energy efficiency businesses, advocates, and interested parties. If you’re not familiar, LEEP is a funding mechanism that empowers commercial building owners to make their buildings more efficient and pay for the upgrades on their tax ticket. The upgrades are funded by privately held bonds that are backed by the energy savings.

The Senate’s Energy, Industry, and Mining Committee will be considering the bill on Thursday at 1PM. We need your help to contact the committee and voice your support of the bill. Tell them you support the LEEP Act, SB 370. Some points to include are that:

* The LEEP Act can help broaden West Virginia’s economic base by making it easy for businesses to hire construction contractors to make cost-effective upgrades to their buildings
* Creating Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships is completely voluntary for local governments to adopt under the Act, so if it isn’t right for some communities, it will not be adopted.
* Improving buildings and cutting utility costs helps businesses stay in West Virginia and keep jobs in the state.

Here are the email addresses of the committee members:













Thank you for helping us make the state more efficient!

P.S. If you want to listen in on the committee meeting, you should be able to do so by checking on this page on Thursday at 1 pm.

Yours for Action,
West Virginia E Council 

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