$346 Million. AP:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to keep the focus on climate change legislation, President Barack Obama is ready to talk about making lamps and lighting equipment use less energy.
On Monday afternoon, Obama and Energy Secretary Steven Chu plan to disclose that $346 million in economic stimulus money will help improve energy efficiency in new and existing commercial buildings.
The White House added the event to the president’s schedule at the last minute, just three days after the House narrowly approved the first energy legislation ever designed to curb global warming. The measure’s fate is less certain in the Senate, where Democrats lack the 60 votes needed to block a certain filibuster.