Climate Bill Introduced By The House

2 04 2009

A new bill from the House Democrats, called the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, would create the first federal requirements to boost energy efficiency and ensure that a quarter of the nation’s electricity comes from renewable sources.

The bill, introduced on March 31, would cut the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent from 2005 levels by 2020, and by 83 percent by 2050.

Henry Waxman

Henry Waxman

House Energy and Commerce Chairman, Henry A. Waxman (Calif.) and Rep. Edward J. Markey (Mass.), chairman of the subcommittee on energy and the environment, created the first draft of the bill.

Edward Markey

Edward Markey

“I think this bill is a game-changer that takes the best of industry’s and environmentalists’ ideas,” Markey said.



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7 04 2009
Carbon Market Conference « Green Watch

[…] Nancy Sutley, chairperson of the Council on Environmental Quality, emphasized last week’s cap-and-trade bill from Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Edward Markey (D-Mass.). She said the energy goals of the bill were inline with President Obama’s. Nancy Sutley, […]

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