American Clean Energy Leadership Act of 2009
As noted in my earlier blog post, 2010 was a mixed year for energy efficiency policy, with significant progress at the state level but only modest progress at the federal level. However, 2010 established a foundation for future energy efficiency policy actions.
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>.
Enhancing Energy Efficiency Provisions in Pending Energy & Climate Legislation Will Create Jobs, Save Consumers Money, & Reduce Fossil Fuel Dependence
Washington, D.C. — A report released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) at a Capitol Hill press conference with U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) shows that the Kerry-Lieberman American Power Act (APA) and the Senate Energy Committee’s American Clean Energy Leadership Act (ACELA), while taking a significant stride in the right direction, could benefit from even stronger energy efficiency measures to create additional American jobs and consumer savings.
<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.
On December 16, 2009, President Obama released a report on revitalizing manufacturing in the United States.
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.
On June 17, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed the American Clean Energy Leadership Act, which includes the manufacturing energy efficiency provisions from S. 661, the Restoring America's Manufacturing Leadership through Energy Efficiency Act of 2009, as well as several other major energy bills. According to the Committee's website, the bill will:
Well, the month of April has been a busy one in Washington Energy Policy circles. In addition to the Senate's energy efficiency in manufacturing legislation (S. 661), we are dealing with the House's Waxman-Markey climate legislation. One important element of the discussion is how to develop policies to mitigate the cost of climate legislation on energy-intensive industries.