What’s Likely to Be in Reid’s Scaled-Down Energy Bill

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Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Just got a readout of what’s likely to be included in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) scaled-down energy bill. According to an environmentalist source with close ties to the discussions, the bill will likely include:

- An oil spill response title based on the bill passed by the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee and the bill lifting the liability cap for economic damages in the event of a spill passed by the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee, both passed out of committee last month.

- A title on energy efficiency that will be based on the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act, which gives homeowners incentives to make their homes more efficient.

Significantly, the source says the bill might not include a renewable energy standard, which environmentalists and other groups have been pushing aggressively.

A spokesperson for Reid, Regan Lachapelle, declined to comment on the bill, saying more information will be available after a caucus lunch being held today on the issue.

More to come…

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Comment posted July 22, 2010 @ 6:03 pm

No mention of “Cap and Trade”? I hope not. It's just a way for our government and All Gore to tax and make money. If the system is implemented, there is a MANDITORY computer program that EVERY manufacturing company would have to buy. Guess who owns that software company? It's an inconvenient truth for sure Mr. Gore. Buying and selling “emmissions” wont reduce them.


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OK, I'll bite: what's your source for claiming there is one software package every manufacturer would have to buy?


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