Green Bank Act of 2009 Introduced in US House
-- Rep. Chris Van Hollen
“Energy independence is central to our security, our economy and our environment. By creating the Green Bank, we will accelerate the development, deployment and production of clean energy and energy efficiency technologies across the country,” Rep. Van Hollen said. “Last week, I introduced the National Home Energy Savings Revolving Fund Act, which will enable over one million households across the country to save money and make their homes more energy efficient. Today, with the introduction of the Green Bank Act of 2009, we are taking another step towards America’s clean energy future.”
Original co-sponsors of the Green Bank Act of 2009 include Congressman David Loebsack (D-IA), Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-GU).
RenewableEnergyWorld.com first reported on the idea of a federal clean energy bank earlier this month when Solarsa's Scott Jorgensen published an open letter to President Obama highlighting the concept. Click here to read that letter.