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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zhowland 06/29/2009 7:36am
in reply to mpaone Jun 24, 2009 4:19pm

We wouldn’t be sending so much money to overseas oil-producing countries if the same federal government that is complaining about was not also the road-block stopping us from drilling our own oil.

sotopheavy 06/18/2010 9:14pm

I live in a house that is part of a home owners association. One rule of this HOA prohibits the installation of solar panels on the roof of MY HOUSE.

I think that any common sense energy/climate bill should prevent HOAs and local governments from enacting rules restricting installation or use of solar panels on private homes and businesses.

In other words, I don’t want home owners associations making rules against people installing solar panels on their own homes.

Whether you believe the scientific consensus on global warming or not, oil is a finite resource and it is vital to our national security that we take a leading role in exploring renewable sources of energy.

We can’t act like we are serious about renewable energy then turn around and allow entire neighborhoods or local governments to ban or block solar panels on private property because one neighbor thinks it’s an eyesore.

I am not a lawyer, but I would start with California’s Solar Rights Act for guidance in this area.

thecat 06/27/2009 6:14pm

I wonder how many of the fools who voted for this piece of garbage actually read it? They must be very old and plan to die soon so they won’t be affected by the extremely high power bills and the protests of the people they have betrayed. Can’t they move the elections up sooner?

cdosrun 06/28/2009 5:04am

This bill is nothing more than a way to steal money from taxpayers.
Look up Al Gore, G.E. NBC and Obama for details.
Wind turbines are made by G.E. who hope to gain money from this bill’s passing. Al Gore continues to get revenge for not being elected president and gets more rich, NBC is owned by G.E., and Obama continues to get favorable reports from the major networks, MSNBC, NBC, CNN, HLN. This bill will end in disaster as it only provides a handful of jobs to people, yet raises the costs of our energy use across the board.

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pramsey 06/07/2010 7:49am

Has anyone in the federal government (politicts or other-wise) ever read “Atlas Shrugged.” It bares an eerie resemblance to what is going on today!

deborahg6 06/27/2009 7:12am

For the 67 percent of those Americans who are opposed to this bill, check out the following link for a list of local rallies today across the country to peacefully protest:


Don’t you just love it when people have to resort to calling us “fear” and “hate” mongerers when we present the facts? I call it a badge of honor.

deborahg6 06/27/2009 5:41pm
in reply to deborahg6 Jun 27, 2009 7:15am

O.K. Last site, promise. I found this one today and it is actually the best one. http://www.teapartypatriots.org/Default.aspx

If you would take some time to read information about why many Americans are opposed to this bill, you will find that we are not “hate” mongerers. We love our country, care for the poor (who will most definitely be hurt by this legislation), and are greatly concerned for our children, and grandchildren’s future. We believe in a free market, not the government’s imposed regulations and control. I can barely afford my utilities now, if this passes I do not know what we are going to do.

cerebralscrub44 06/26/2009 8:29pm
in reply to Angel98501 Jun 26, 2009 7:03pm

Yeah, I hope they update their website soon too, this fascinating effect that the sun has on the earth must be brand new information that was just discovered if NASA wasn’t aware of it! I wonder how they could have missed this? Oh, wait – they didn’t. From the SAME WEBPAGE.
“Eliminating One Suspect

How do we know that a hotter sun isn’t to blame for current global warming trend?

Since 1750, the average amount of energy coming from the sun either remained constant or increased slightly. Estimates of the amount of energy the sun has sent to Earth are based on sunspot records dating back more than two centuries, and other proxy indicators, such as the amount of carbon in tree rings. More recently, satellite observation of solar activity from space suggest a slight increase in solar activity, but the change can’t account for more than 10 percent of the warming trend seen during the past century."

cerebralscrub44 06/26/2009 5:09pm
in reply to Angel98501 Jun 26, 2009 4:35pm

please stop insulting NASA. I recommend you actually read the literature on their website that explores the causes of climate change that they are observing on earth.
Here, ON THEIR WEBSITE, NASA states that "On Earth, human activities are changing the natural greenhouse. Over the last century the burning of fossil fuels like coal and oil has increased the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). This happens because the coal or oil burning process combines carbon with oxygen in the air to make CO2. To a lesser extent, the clearing of land for agriculture, industry, and other human activities have increased concentrations of greenhouse gases.

bkwashpa 06/26/2009 5:56pm

Wow…people here get it. Is America waking up? Will it take that first time opening your “new” electric and gas bills? This is ridiculous. We need to march to DC and demand resignations from the people that are supposed to be representing us cause they aren’t. Here’s your change you can believe in America. I am getting in line for my Canadian citizenship tomorrow. We are now the land of the taxed and the home of the enslaved.

GrnEydGuy 06/26/2009 2:37pm
in reply to cerebralscrub44 Jun 26, 2009 2:10pm


IF, and that is a big IF, you are truly a scientist YOU WOULD NEVER end your comments with a statement like this:

“…please present some of this ‘information that refutes all findings’ so I can show you how it’s wrong.”

YOU HAVE DISCREDITED YOURSELF THOROUGHLY! Thank you for saving the rest of us to do it for you.


Nevada912er 06/26/2009 2:18pm

This bill is the biggest recruiting agent for a return to original Constitutional government. I pray to God we can do it peacefully.

GrnEydGuy 06/26/2009 2:33pm
in reply to cerebralscrub44 Jun 26, 2009 2:10pm

NIKOLA TESLA *ostracized, discredited, and ROBBED* ONE among many!

You are one of the truly delusional sleepwalking masses.


I am bursting at the seems with anger because of jack ass regurgitators of fraudulent information such as yourself who if genuinely wanted for truth would come to true conclusions.

bz00w4 06/26/2009 2:38pm

We, the People of the United States, Should Be Taxed for Global Warming Which Doesn’t Exist In Fact?? We, The Peple of the United States, Should Transfer BILLIONS of Dollars Overseas to Appease the United Nations Because We Are A Productive Nation??

As Adolph Hitler said 0ver 70 years ago, “The broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds, they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. Therefore, make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it. What good fortune for governments that the people do not think.”

God Help Us All!

bw1058 07/07/2009 5:44am
in reply to rogercharlet Jul 06, 2009 4:55pm

GU-24 BASE LAMPS- Why does a broad bill on energy policy need to address specifics of an international standard for a light socket? Why aren’t they compatible with current lamp sockets? Will we need to change out all our light fixtures to this new standard; when; who pays?
“WaterSense” Why have a national policy and regulation on water use? There are only a few areas that struggle with maintaining a water supply. Many parts of the country have plenty of water. Why should the inhabitants of areas where water is plentiful be burdened with these regulations?
I’m not even halfway through reading the bill and I have many more questions. I can’t wait to get to the 700-page supplement that was added just before the vote on the House floor.

revolverBoy 06/29/2009 8:48pm
in reply to Elizabethjudy May 24, 2009 11:48am

Climate change is much more than a tax scheme. On the contrary, this bill is one more powerful weapon in the statist’s arsenol. The climate change and healthcare programs will do exactly what they were designed to do, and these political objectives have nothing to do with the climate or with healthcare.

heylucy 06/26/2009 9:06am
in reply to cerebralscrub44 Jun 25, 2009 10:46am

The consensus on this is rapidly changing throughout the world: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124597505076157449.html#mod=djemEditorialPage
There is plenty of evidence that refutes the above statement, and many scientists are willing to risk their reputations to speak out against man-made global warming.

bradtumer 06/26/2009 4:15am

Really this is just like every other government. There’s the reason they claim to be doing it, and the reason they’re really doing it. They say that it’s to curtail greenhouse gases and reduce global warming, but it’s really just a way to increase taxes, increase taxes, reward friends, and punish enemies.

Read this article to see how monumentally government energy policies fail. http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090420/hayes

Avelino_Maestas 06/26/2009 6:10am

Hey everybody, the House is now debating this legislation as a substitute amendment, under H.R. 2998: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2998/show

heylucy 06/26/2009 9:13am
in reply to cerebralscrub44 Jun 25, 2009 10:47am

Actually, the world outside the U.S. is starting to question the validity of man-made global warming (see the Wall Street Journal article linked above). I agree, we need to stop funding Saudi Arabia, but this bill is not the answer. The environmental impact of wind farms and solar farms capable of producing enough power to replace coal-fired plants is at least equal to coal mining. Why is clean nuclear power not included in this bill? Why can’t we drill for oil here? Yes, it will take 10 years to see results, but wind and solar will also take time to develop. Why can’t we let our free markets do the work of finding better sources of energy? The government doesn’t need to be funding this.

JMeadeRep 01/30/2010 4:45am
in reply to cerebralscrub44 Jan 29, 2010 2:14pm

I really appreciate the change in your tone. Thank you! I will check out Friedman’s book.

I have a question — what does Cognress mean about geologic sequestration of carbon emissions?

fanofos 06/26/2009 11:08am

On CSPAN Now. Debating HR 2454. Republicans are asking for over 300 additional pages of this legislation that was added overnight. Dems will not produce a copy of the additional pages.

lolmao500 06/25/2009 7:45pm

Water vapor in the air is also a greenhouse gas. We should ban it too! And tax it!

Let’s tax air and water… we already tax the earth. Next we’re gonna tax fire? The 4 elements taxed?

This is so ridiculous and SICK.

augrad1996 06/26/2009 3:56am

This bill is a tax on ALL Americans including those making under 250K which the President said he would not do. Also, there is disagreement among scientists that global warming is actually real. Why are we trying to fix something that may not be happening? MONEY maybe???? It seems like Pelosi, Gore and GE will see huge increases in wealth if this bill passes.

BERNARDBUCKMAN 06/25/2009 10:22am

I am with all who are against this bill——this would be a travesty if it were to pass. Our economy is suffering enough and there has been nothing but injustice done to our American workforce. Why can’t we learn from our foreign friends who have already tried and failed on some of these programs that are being shoved down our throats? Americans need to take care of America!

daringone 07/22/2009 2:55am
in reply to rogercharlet Jul 02, 2009 8:36am

GIANT LOLZ there. If I wish to contribute to charity, I will do so on my own will. Nobody should be federally mandated to contribute to (in this case “the prevention of global warming/climate change/whatever they’re calling it now”) your charity or anyone elses.

You mention “continually rising gas and oil prices” being a source of pain? Just THINK of what will happen when companies have to begin paying this tax. It won’t be just “gas and oil” that will be rising any longer. Need to ship something? Oh noes! The shipping companies are evil because they have an enormous carbon footprint! Your $5.00 shipment just became $15.00. I’m almost certain I won’t have a job any longer as the company I work for is almost certain to either shut down or pack up and move overseas due to the tax they’ll end up having to pay.

This is a solution looking for a problem. I assume the problem will be “Government wants more of our money, how do they get it?”

baparks31 06/26/2009 9:41am
in reply to CommonSense Jun 16, 2009 6:55am

As an Independent / Libertarian, wait until 2010 and we’ll see what party rises to the top. You had one statement right, “sustainable living is the new order of the day.” Perhaps you should have said, “new world order”. American’s will soon take back our Country from those who seek to destroy it and create the “new world order”. Not by violent means, rather by throwing the Liberals/Progressives to the curb and all their country killing philosophies. Perhaps if you, CommonSense, had any, you would be more than a sheep being lead by wayward shepherds to the slaughter!

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…..

zhowland 06/24/2009 7:12am
in reply to hardhatgal Jun 06, 2009 2:49pm

European countries have tried this system for years. Their carbon emissions have gone up 5% over the last five years, while the emissions from the US have gone down 1% over the same period (without this system). So, even if you buy into the climate change crap, this system will do nothing to benefit the environment (and in fact will do just the opposite). It will do nothing but create a new market for carbon credits (that is, it will create a bunch of Enron’s … who, interestingly enough, was one of the biggest proponents of cap-and-trade before they fell apart).

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