Clean Energy Victory Bonds
Are you familiar with the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act of 2012? If not, you should be! This initiative can help the US economy and the environment.
A little background: On August 2, 2012, Representative Bob Filner and 10 cosponsors introduced the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act of 2012, H.R. 6275 in the House of Representatives. The bill is officially entitled “To promote the domestic development and deployment of clean energy technologies required for the 21st century” and will allow Americans to invest in Treasury Bonds for as low as $25 each. The bonds will fund clean energy programs that support wind, solar, energy efficiency, and electric vehicles in the US.
Clean Energy Victory Bonds would extend existing government programs that create clean energy and jobs by a decade, such as the Investment Tax Credit and Production Tax Credit. The funds raised from the bonds will help homeowners make energy efficiency upgrades to their houses and purchase plug-in or electric cars. Additionally, the bonds will help keep America in the compeition when it comes to growing clean energy and transportation industries. It will help create over 1.7 million jobs throughout the country.