American Clean Energy and Security 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>.
On December 16, 2009, President Obama released a report on revitalizing manufacturing in the United States.
On December 2, a number of collaborators from several federal agencies released a report at the request of five Senators from manufacturing states: Evan Bayh (D-IN), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Arlen Specter (D-PA), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Claire McCaskill (D-MO).
The original letter from the Senators asked that the Administration offer an analysis of four primary points:
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.
Net Gas Cost Savings for U.S. Motorists Seen Through Combined Impact of Two Climate-Related Measures
Washington, D.C. — Good news for American motorists: Despite doomsday prediction from energy-industry-funded interest groups, U.S. consumers actually will see a net reduction of $13 billion in 2020 and $46 billion in 2030 in their gasoline expenditures ($100 and $326 in average net savings per household, respectively) if Congress moves ahead to impose a cap-and-trade system, according to a new analysis from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
Climate Bill Must Be Strengthened to Spur Investment in Energy Efficiency to Save Consumers $Billions, Create Millions of New Jobs, Support Robust Economy
Washington, D.C. — A report released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) sets the record straight about the long-term economic impacts of cap-and-trade legislation and demonstrates how climate legislation that encourages energy-saving investments will create millions of jobs and save U.S. consumers billions on monthly energy bills.
On Friday, October 23rd, the EPA released its scoring of the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (S. 1733), also referred to as the Kerry-Boxer Climate Bill. The EPA found that the costs of Kerry-Boxer do not differ greatly from the Waxman-Markey climate bill. Both bills are expected to cost around $100 per household.
Energy Efficiency Improvements to Waxman-Markey Could Create 569,000 Jobs, Save Households $283 Annually in Ten Years
Washington, D.C. — Energy efficiency provisions in the American Clean Energy Security Act (ACES — H.R. 2454) with improvements could create more than 569,000 new jobs nationwide in the next ten years and provide $283 in annual savings for every household in America, according to a new study released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
In June 2009, the House of Representatives passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACESA). This climate and energy legislation included a number of provisions intended to help the U.S. reduce energy use through various energy efficiency measures, which have largely been overlooked in recent discussions and analyses of ACESA. When analyses ignore the readily available benefits from energy efficiency they distort how energy and climate legislation, such as ACESA, could affect American consumers and the U.S. economy.