H.R.2454 - American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009

To create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence, reduce global warming pollution and transition to a clean energy economy. view all titles (12)

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  • Official: To create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence, reduce global warming pollution and transition to a clean energy economy. as introduced.
  • Short: American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Safe Climate Act as introduced.
  • Short: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 as reported to house.
  • Short: Safe Climate Act as passed house.
  • Short: Safe Climate Act as reported to house.
  • Short: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Global Change Research and Data Management Act of 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: GREEN Act of 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Green Resources for Energy Efficient Neighborhoods Act of 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: National Climate Service Act of 2009 as passed house.

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cerebralscrub44 01/23/2010 6:00am
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in reply to cerebralscrub44 Jan 23, 2010 5:52am

Also, NASA points out that increased warming continued to occur despite a deep solar minimum:
“In 2009, it was clear that even the deepest solar minimum in the period of satellite data hasn’t stopped global warming from continuing."
In conclusion,
“There’s a contradiction between the results shown here and popular perceptions about climate trends,” Hansen said. “In the last decade, global warming has not stopped.”
Hansen is the director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Judging from the comments on this bill, he’s right. Looks like you people need to observe the results instead of parroting anti-science talking points circulated by Fox News and mock climatologists whose research is funded by the Big Oil and Coal industries.

cerebralscrub44 01/23/2010 5:52am
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yay, though I’m sure this won’t convince all of you anti-science disinformers out there, NASA has released an official report detailing that 2000-2009 was the hottest decade in the instrumental record (since 1880) and 2009 is tied for the hottest year. The report notes,
“Climate scientists agree that rising levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases trap incoming heat near the surface of the Earth and are the key factors causing the rise in temperatures since 1880, but these gases are not the only factors that can impact global temperatures. Three others key factors — including changes in the sun’s irradiance, oscillations of sea surface temperature in the tropics, and changes in aerosol levels — can also cause slight increases or decreases in the planet’s temperature. Overall, the evidence suggests that these effects are not enough to account for the global warming observed since 1880.”

Superpower 01/23/2010 5:14am
in reply to nfarrow Oct 29, 2009 7:41am

Is that an electric motorcycle in your avatar?

Superpower 01/23/2010 5:11am

Congressional Democrats; screwing America one liberal ideal at a time.

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4seasonslc 01/18/2010 3:49am
in reply to cerebralscrub44 Jan 10, 2010 2:35pm

And now the Dems are doing the same thing as the Reps did – making themselves more powerful and stripping the rest of us of all of our rights. Where is the PUBLIC representation for this taxation? Nowhere. Where is this bill coming from? Our SUPPOSED rep’s in the House and Senate who could give a rats behind what we say or think. I agree with you Bush sucked, but so does every politician that makes ANY decision against their constituents. That meaning damn near every one of them.

4seasonslc 01/18/2010 3:44am
in reply to cerebralscrub44 Jan 10, 2010 2:35pm

Go figure that Bush had to be brought into it. I hate the guy too, but now you’re just pointing fingers. If you look at what has been accomplished, Obama is no better. Dems or Reps – they are all the same making the fat pockets fatter.

4seasonslc 01/18/2010 3:40am

Whether or not climate change is real doesn’t make a difference. As previously stated, our country just can’t afford this right now. Have they ever heard of prioritizing??? Lets pass some bills geared toward economic recovery that actually work and make sense, not bills that tax and give the already fat-pocket lawmakers more control. This country was founded on the principle that people would have “no taxation without representation”. This is obviously heavily overlooked in this day and age. Wake up People – we need an American Revolution. Those of you who support this bogus government we have – well, I guess you’ll just be sitting on the sidelines. And don’t expect the rest of us to help you when you don’t have the govt. mule to sit on.

4seasonslc 01/18/2010 3:32am
in reply to ssherices Oct 23, 2009 3:04pm

Our country and our democracy are both already dead. Its up to us to stop “nail in the coffin” bills like this so WE AS A PEOPLE can bounce back.

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Anonymous 01/16/2010 5:22pm

how can you pass sht on made up science…….they lied about the whole thing….the sun heats and cools the earth period…..their just trying to get rich on on their carbon tax sht….9/11 staged,,,climaregate lies,,,now bankergate,,,,,al qaeda madeup ,,taliban staged…on and on…..rep dem all work for the same back and secert scoiety….bohemmin grove ,,the bilderburgs,,on and on….UTUBE REFLECTIONS AND WARNINGS…..UTUBE FALL OF THE REPUBLIC…..

cerebralscrub44 01/11/2010 5:54pm
in reply to snydes45 Jul 13, 2009 8:51am

you look out for your best interest at the expense of your children and grandchildren and hundreds of millions of future climate refugees displaced by rising sea levels and decreasing crop yields. Simply put, you don’t believe in man-caused climate change because you’re an idiot. Stop watching Fox News and accept the conclusions of all the national academies of science in virtually every industrialized country.

cerebralscrub44 01/11/2010 5:45pm
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in reply to zhowland Jun 24, 2009 6:57am

actually, according to the World Meteorological Organization, 2000-2009 was the hottest decade in the instrumental record. Using global average surface temperature, “The year 2009 is likely to rank in the top 10 warmest on record since the beginning of instrumental climate records in 1850.”


Of course there is “tons of credible evidence that the climate goes through natural cycles that we both have nothing to do with.” No one is disputing that the Earth’s climate is affected by changes in solar activity, volcanic eruptions, and other naturally occurring events. But these changes cannot account for the recent increases in global temperatures.


“the correlation between solar activity and temperature ended around 1975. At that point, temperatures rose while solar activity stayed level.”

cerebralscrub44 01/11/2010 5:33pm
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in reply to Elizabethjudy May 24, 2009 11:48am

Hmmm…if climate change is a U.S. Tax Scheme, then why are the findings of the IPCC, that the evidence for global warming is unequivocal and much of the warming that has occurred over the past 30 years can be attributed to human emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases, endorsed by all of the national academies of science of all of the world’s industrialized nations?

cerebralscrub44 01/11/2010 5:27pm
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in reply to zhowland Jun 24, 2009 6:57am

Take the easy way out. Reject that we and our nation’s wasteful habits must change – heaven forbid we spend a little money now to invest in our children and grandchildren’s future. It’s always been easier to resist change, to deny that something must be done, to try to maintain the status quo. The evidence is there: today, there is a measured and accelerating decrease in arctic permafrost layers and arctic sea ice. There is a measured increase in extreme weather events like droughts and floods. Finally, warming temperatures have reduced the combined production of wheat, corn, and barley by 40 million metric tons per year between 1981-2002, resulting in a net loss of 5 billion dollars and shaking the food security of nations with agricultural economies. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, we have just left the hottest decade in the instrumental record, and probably in the last 2000-3000 years.

cerebralscrub44 01/10/2010 2:35pm
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in reply to DianaAmerican Nov 11, 2009 11:30am

right, because our capitalist democracy seems to be working great. Oh wait…we’re in the worst recession in 70 years, we have one of the highest unemployment rates of any developed country, and we have one of the largest disparities between rich and poor of any developed country. but at least we have freedom…oh wait, the Patriot Act signed into law by the Bush administration gives the federal government express permission to snoop on your phone lines, email, and internet activity.

cerebralscrub44 01/10/2010 11:32am
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in reply to jen_georgia Nov 09, 2009 1:22pm

listen to the scientists? You’re so right. They should listen to the scientists, since the vast majority of the scientific community based in every developed country concludes that “the warming of the climate is unequivocal” and that “the global warming observed over the last 50 years is primarily due to human-induced emissions of heat-trapping gases.” According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration, we’ve just left the hottest decade in the instrumental record.

rcmyer 12/23/2009 6:40pm
in reply to tompaine Dec 05, 2009 7:32am

In response to Tompaine 12/5/2009 - Stop preaching to people about doing their own research here or any other site you may be polluting with your presence. Why don’t you try entering your own comments instead of cutting and pasting from other websites without citing your source. Here is the original blog that you plagiarized:


Most of your rant is copied word for word from this site and you didn’t even correct the misspelling of ZettaJoule (not ZetaJule). Even the morons who wrote that piece don’t know the correct spelling of Joule. Do you even know what a Joule is? You’re a typical enviro-Nazi trying to convince everyone of your deep scientific understanding. Next you’ll be ranting on the global warmist’s “lock on the science” through the peerreviewedlitchurchur (check the spelling). Please go away!

Americafirst 12/21/2009 11:14pm

Screw the enviroment reasons.
Create jobs!
Clean up the air!
Stop sending our money to the terrorists! (YES the foreign oil you buy supports arab terrorists)

tompaine 12/05/2009 7:33am
in reply to tompaine Dec 05, 2009 7:32am

I honestly don’t see the logic in your argument, or any other argument by anyone else as a matter of fact, that goes against transitioning to renewable energies (mainly solar, wind, tidal, geothermal). I wholeheartedly believe that those of you who haven’t done your research are left in the dark, not educated in the science and logic of using renewable energy, and are the people who are holding back the progress of our country and the world. Shame to you all.

tompaine 12/05/2009 7:32am
in reply to tompaine Dec 05, 2009 7:32am

If you’ve done your research you’d be able to say with confidence: The total energy consumption of all the countries on the planet is about half of a ZetaJule a year. In 2006 an MIT report on geothermal energy found that 13,000 ZJ of power are currently available in the earth with the possibility of 2,000 ZJ being easily tapable with improved technology. That is around 4,000 years of planetary power that could be harnessed in geothermal alone. If you were to add solar, wind, tidal, and water currents as other sources of energy, it’s easy to see that we won’t ever have to worry about energy ever again. With statistics like this, from our world’s brightest scientific communities, how can you say that investing in renewable energy sources brings about a “demonstrably LOW return”? (By the way, here’s an article that touches on that MIT report for those of you who’d think I was lying to you: http://www.physorg.com/news88683362.html)

tompaine 12/05/2009 7:32am
in reply to jrista Oct 30, 2009 10:10am

Let us first look at our definitions. Stagnation means “to stop developing, growing, progressing, or advancing”. Stabilization means “to keep from fluctuating; fix the level of”. Do you see the differences? Let us not play on words as that’s a practice made popular for the naive. What we are seeing in our country is a decline in development, growth and progress. The companies that use fossil fuels recognize its profit, regardless of how dirty it is (no, coal is not 99.7% clean, it’s a dirty fuel). The process of cleaning coal before it’s burned costs more money than it’s worth to use the end-product. It’s a waste of money, time, and technology. If that’s not stagnation (no matter from where the cause came from), then I don’t know what is and neither does the English language. How much have you actually researched renewable energy sources jrista? In my observation of your post, it seems to me that you haven’t at all.

rcmyer 11/20/2009 2:26pm

Global Warming is a Hoax! Information is spreading like a wildfire in the blogosphere regarding the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU) hacked email files. If true, this astonishing information will uncover the scientific fraud that many have suspected.


Some excerpts from the second site:
“There’s an email from American climate scientist Tom Wigley advising Professor Jones how to manipulate some data to emphasise warming trends.”
“..another from Jones in which he tells a colleague that he’s used the same “trick” as Michael Mann (Mr Hockey Stick) “to hide the decline”, and in yet another he calls the reported death of a climate sceptic “cheering news”.

To be sure, more details will be revealed in the coming days, but if you ever needed a reason to doubt the global warming hoax this is it. Its time for Congress to wake up and kill these bills.

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