Guam Gov Vetoes Energy Code in Sop to Chamber of Commerce

Calvo vetoes new energy code bill

GuamPDN, February 14, 2014

The governor yesterday vetoed the bill that would have required new construction to include energy-efficient designs.

The Guam Chamber of Commerce protested the 2012 Guam Tropical Energy Code.

Chamber representatives sent a letter this week to the governor to veto Bill 61 due to potential cost increases for building improvements and new developments.

It’s also concerned that the process in adopting the code doesn’t comply with the Administrative Adjudication Act, which requires “an economic impact statement before any rule is adopted, amended, rescinded or repealed,” according to an email from the Chamber.

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