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Obama boosts energy efficiency.

President Barack Obama speaks at the Department of Energy. A work of an employee of the Executive Office of the President. The image is in the public domain.
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Obama boosts energy efficiency.

President Obama has signed Senators Portman and Shaheen´s Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015. This bill promotes measures to improve energy efficency in commercial buildings and government offices. wiht this signature Obama boosts energy efficiency.

President Barack Obama speaks at the Department of Energy. A work of an employee of the Executive Office of the President. The image is in the public domain.

President Barack Obama speaks at the Department of Energy. A work of an employee of the Executive Office of the President. The image is in the public domain.


The Title I requires to Department of Energy and the General Services Administration to propose within 180 days a model of commercial leasing provisions to give solution to the split incentives problem between building owners and tenants. The new law has no mandates on private sector but could incentive the energy efficiency and ESCO business by means of showing how overcome the rental sector obstacles to retrofiting projects.

National Law Review offers a good description of this law: “Modest Energy Efficiency Bill Heads to Obama´s Desk“.

Spain is different

Maybe it is a modest bill. But, seen from the Spanish point of view, Obama, Portman and Shaheen seem stars of a far energy efficient galaxy.

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