2011 Dec. 25: CT & IN: Letter from Sen. Lugar about outdoor wood furnaces and Senate Bill 1914
Perhaps we should all contact our U.S. Senators. We could send a copy of this letter along with a more thorough explanation of why OWFs must be excluded from this Bill.
Dear Mr. Bottorff:
Thank you for contacting me again with your concerns with the Cut Energy Bills at Home Act, S. 1914, and specifically your concerns with the eligibility of outdoor wood boilers. I appreciated this opportunity to respond.
The Cut Energy Bills at Home Act was introduced on November 17, 2011, and referred to the Senate Committee on Finance, where it awaits further action. As I understand it, the bill would amend the Internal Revenue Code to provide a credit for performance-based home energy improvements. S. 1914 provides a performance based incentive that rewards home owners with a tax credit from $2,000 to $5,000 for making whole-home improvements.
Should this legislation come up for debate or a vote in the United States Senate, I will have your concerns regarding the eligibility of outdoor wood boilers in mind.
Thank you, again, for taking the time to contact me.
Richard G. Lugar
United States Senator
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