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Obama to issue executive orders on retrofits while backing climate change legislation

From Real Estate Law & Industry Report (Mike Zimmer quoted)

Richard Cowden Feb 5, 2013

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Obama to issue executive orders on retrofits while backing climate change legislation

From Real Estate Law & Industry Report (Mike Zimmer quoted)

Richard Cowden February 5, 2013

Reproduced with permission from Real Estate Law & Industry Report,  6 REAL 94 (Feb. 5, 2013).
Copyright 2013 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033). http://www.bna.com

 

"Federal policy observers say 2013 could be the year when lawmakers and President Obama come together on pragmatic energy efficiency programs, but even if they become deadlocked the administration plans executive orders and other initiatives to advance climate change goals.

Many of the legislative and administrative proposals deal with ways to cut energy consumption by commercial and government buildings by setting new government facilities standards, by reaching an accord on tax incentives to encourage retrofits of existing structures, or both. According to real estate industry and environmental policy experts, a new emphasis on promoting such goals is one area where bipartisanship could prevail, leading to a breakthrough on proposals that so far have taken a back seat to conflicting political agendas..."

 

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