Looks like lawmakers have reached a compromise agreement on a trimmed-down $780 billion stimulus package, which will still provide tens of billions of dollars for clean power and energy efficiency. But the new version of the Senate bill did cut out billions from several key energy programs, according to CNN including eliminating $1 billion for energy loan guarantees. A vote on the bill could come as early as Tuesday:
Funding that got cut that you could care about:
- The new bill cut $3.5 billion from spending on energy-efficient federal buildings — the original bill had allocated $7 billion.
- The new bill cut $300 million from spending on a federal fleet of hybrid vehicles — the original bill had allocated $600 million.
- The new bill cut $1 billion for energy loan guarantees.