S.3725 - Green Jobs and Infrastructure Act of 2008110th Congress (2007-2008)
Summary: S.3725 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)
Introduced in Senate (12/10/2008)
Green Jobs and Infrastructure Act of 2008 - Requires the Secretary of Energy to implement a program to provide loans to manufacturers to help finance the cost of: (1) reequipping, expanding, or establishing a manufacturing facility in the United States to produce clean technology products and significant component parts of those products, including wind turbines, solar energy products, fuel cells, advanced batteries and storage devices, biomass engines, and geothermal equipment; and (2) improving the energy-efficiency of the industrial processes of the manufacturers other than through the production of products and component parts for retrofitting a manufacturing facility. Applies such loans to: (1) facilities and equipment placed in service before December 30, 2012; and (2) costs incurred between the date of this Act's enactment and December 30, 2020. Requires the Secretary to give priority to facilities in regions with the highest unemployment rates. Authorizes the Secretary to provide awards or loans to idle facilities.
Amends the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to require the Secretary to establish the High-Performance Building Block Grant Program to provide grants to assist eligible entities in implementing large-scale, multi-building projects to improve and provide high-performance building, green building, and renewable energy services and financing to homeowners and small businesses.
Amends the National and Community Service Act of 1990 to include among national service programs eligible for assistance under the National and Community Service State Grant Program a Clean Energy Service Corps program in which participants: (1) promote clean energy technologies; or (2) enable communities and nonprofit organizations to assist businesses and households in matters relating to clean energy technologies and in becoming more energy efficient.
Amends the Workforce Investment Act to require the Secretary of the Treasury to transfer to the Secretary a specified amount of funding for the energy efficiency and renewable energy worker training program.