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The U.S. Senate passed the first funding bill of the year, the FY17 Energy and Water Appropriations bill in a vote of 90-8. This is the first time since 2009 the U.S. Senate has passed this appropriations measure on the floor as a standalone bill under regular order. The measure will fund U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) programs and critical infrastructure projects administered by the Army Corps of Engineers.
Legislation by Rep. Shelley Hughes to streamline the mortgage loan originator (MLO) laws to get rid of unnecessary duplication for contract MLOs cleared its final hurdle in the House and now will head to the governor. The Alaska House concurred in Senate changes to House Bill 12.
“Congratulations to Mr. Richart, a long-time proponent of energy efficiency. As a former employee of Interior Weatherization he has direct knowledge of the importance of energy efficient construction, especially in the Interior. As a builder, he now has an opportunity to work with energy efficiency solutions from day one of construction,” said Bryan Butcher, AHFC executive director/CEO.
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation will provide rental assistance and services for about 200 Alaskans with disabilities and extremely low income with a $7,722,343 federal grant
Anchorage, AK - August 24, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Would-be homeowners often feel stressed and anxious when they face myriad decisions affecting their purchase; and often the desire for aesthetic improvements overshadows the consideration of home energy efficiency. But now, a free online checklist can not only help Alaska homebuyers ease that stress but also ensure that their new homes meet important energy efficiency standards -- and therefore will save them substantial money on home energy bills.
July 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Mark Begich today re-introduced his Renewable Energy Environmental Research Act, a bill designed to promote renewable energy research. Co-sponsored by Sen. Olympia Snowe, (R-ME), the bill directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to implement a research program designed to collect, monitor, and distribute environmental data to assist development of renewable energy, particularly related to ocean energy