American Clean Energy Leadership Act of 2009
Three Studies All Find that Long-Term Greenhouse Gas Emissions Limits Can be Met without Harming the U.S. Economy
<p>On Tuesday June 15, 2010, three studies were released on the impacts of the <a href="/topics/american-power-act-2010">American Power Act (APA)</a> as developed by Senators Kerry and Lieberman. The three studies also integrated in all or many aspects of the <a href="/topics/acela">American Clean Energy Leadership Act (ACELA)</a> as developed by the Senate Energy Committee. All three studies found that impacts of this bill on the U.S. economy would be minimal.
<p>This morning ACEEE released <a href="/press/2010/06/enhancing-energy-efficiency-provisions-pending-energy-cl">a report</a> analyzing the <a href="/topics/american-power-act-2010">American Power Act (APA)</a>, introduced by Sens. <a href="http://kerry.senate.gov">Kerry</a> and <a href="http://lieberman.senate.gov/">Lieberman</a>.
<p>Since the release of the draft of the <a href="http://kerry.senate.gov/americanpoweract/intro.cfm">American Power Act</a> (APA or Kerry-Lieberman), ACEEE has been looking at the industrial provisions in the bill.
<p><a href="/uploaded_images/Executive-Seal-763693.bmp"><img alt="" class="floatright" src="/uploaded_images/Executive-Seal-763672.bmp" /></a>On December 16, 2009, President Obama released a <a href="http://assets.usw.org/Releases/Misc/obama_adm_man_framework_121609.pdf">... on revitalizing manufacturing in the United States</a>.
Much has happened with U.S. federal energy and climate policy since our June Grapevine. On June 26, the House of Representatives approved an energy and climate change bill in a close vote. The bill — H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES) — was very similar to versions discussed in our June Grapevine. For a description of H.R.
<p>On June 17, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed the <em>American Clean Energy Leadership Act</em>, which includes the manufacturing energy efficiency provisions from S. 661, the <em>Restoring America's Manufacturing Leadership through Energy Efficiency Act of 2009, </em>as well as several other major energy bills<em>.</em> According to the Committee's website, the bill will:</p>
<p>Well, the month of April has been a busy one in Washington Energy Policy circles. In addition to the <a href="http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:S.661:" target="_blank">Senate's energy efficiency in manufacturing legislation</a> (S.
<p>Thanks to the help of my colleagues here at ACEEE, my testimony for Thursday's Senate Energy Committee hearing on S. 661 Manufacturing energy legislation is in. Those interested can download my testimony <a href="/testimony/testimony-r-neal-elliott-associate-director-research-us-sena">here</a>.<br />