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H.R.5351 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008, 110th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Feb 28, 2008 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Ways and Means

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  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on Finance

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on February 27, 2008, with a roll call of 236 ayes, 182 nays, and 11 not voting.

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  • 82% of users support H.R.5351

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    82% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, support H.R.5351.
  • H.R.5351 has been viewed 69,693 times

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This bill would repeal roughly $18 billion in manufacturing tax credits for oil and gas companies while extending and increasing tax credits for a wide range of renewable energy programs. It is expected to cause a contentious debate in the Senate, where it's chances of being approved are uncertain.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This bill would repeal roughly $18 billion in manufacturing tax credits for oil and gas companies while extending and increasing tax credits for a wide range of renewable energy programs. It is expected to cause a contentious debate in the Senate, where it's chances of being approved are uncertain.

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On March 10, 2008, by Anonymous - What Congress is really doing is closing $18 billion in special tax breaks the oil industry doesn't need. It is transferring those tax breaks to another industry, renewable energy, that can uses them. If big oil wants their tax breaks back they can invest their profits in renewable energy. Claiming the Congress is raising taxes just makes you look uninformed.

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 10, 2008, "What Congress is really doing is closing $18 billion in special tax breaks the oil industry doesn't need. It is transferring those tax breaks to another industry, renewable energy, that can uses them. If big oil wants their tax breaks back they can invest their profits in renewable energy. Claiming the Congress is raising taxes just makes you look uninformed. "
    • On March 06, 2008, by Anonymous - "Instead we should be unleashing the power of the market, and expanding domestic production to meet our energy needs." The bill is intended to allow the renewable energy industry to provide a greater share of the nation's energy needs. It does this by "unleashing" market power in the form of tax breaks. It is geologically impossible to expand domestic production of oil and natural gas to the point where it will meet the country's energy demands. So renewable energy must fill the void (unless we want to want to burn more coal or increase our reliance on imported oil).

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 06, 2008, ""Instead we should be unleashing the power of the market, and expanding domestic production to meet our energy needs." The bill is intended to allow the renewable energy industry to provide a greater share of the nation's energy needs. It does this by "unleashing" market power in the form of tax breaks. It is geologically impossible to expand domestic production of oil and natural gas to the point where it will meet the country's energy demands. So renewable energy must fill the void (unless we want to want to burn more coal or increase our reliance on imported oil). "
    • On February 29, 2008, by Anonymous - Renewable energy is great, but all conservation possibilities should be exhausted before putting in windmills that harm wildlife and so forth. With that in mind, the link below leads to software made by Faronics, a product that controls desktop computer energy usage, http://www.faronics.com/html/download.asp?software=18&code=vweds Brooke Saunders Uptime Solutions Richmond VA 804-545-4311

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 29, 2008, "Renewable energy is great, but all conservation possibilities should be exhausted before putting in windmills that harm wildlife and so forth. With that in mind, the link below leads to software made by Faronics, a product that controls desktop computer energy usage, http://www.faronics.com/html/download.asp?software=18&code=vweds Brooke Saunders Uptime Solutions Richmond VA 804-545-4311 "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Bruce's Page - PickensPlan - November 11, 2009 by http://push.pickensplan.com/ - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for the production of renewable energy and energy conservation. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-h5351/show. OPEN CONGRESS SUMMARY: This bill would ...

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      As noted by http://push.pickensplan.com/ on November 11, 2009, "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for the production of renewable energy and energy conservation. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-h5351/show. OPEN CONGRESS SUMMARY: This bill would ..." (/url?q=http://push.pickensplan.com/profile/BRUCEGERSHKOWITZ&sa=U&ei=1VPpT4LHEfSk2gXSxImaAg&ved=0CCEQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNE-Vm_i88uy0lHneFhmvlWXXiusrQ)
    • Bruce's Page - PickensPlan - November 11, 2009 by http://push.pickensplan.com/ - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for the production of renewable energy and energy conservation. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-h5351/show. OPEN CONGRESS SUMMARY: This bill would ...

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      As noted by http://push.pickensplan.com/ on November 11, 2009, "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for the production of renewable energy and energy conservation. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-h5351/show. OPEN CONGRESS SUMMARY: This bill would ..." (/url?q=http://push.pickensplan.com/profile/BRUCEGERSHKOWITZ&sa=U&ei=XhveT-GhNYX48gSW4q3WCw&ved=0CCEQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNFTaQFRx1mNdL7x-nSe51P9S8ancA)
    • Bruce's Page - PickensPlan - November 11, 2009 by http://push.pickensplan.com/ - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for the production of renewable energy and energy conservation. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-h5351/show. OPEN CONGRESS SUMMARY: This bill would ...

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      As noted by http://push.pickensplan.com/ on November 11, 2009, "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for the production of renewable energy and energy conservation. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-h5351/show. OPEN CONGRESS SUMMARY: This bill would ..." (/url?q=http://push.pickensplan.com/profile/BRUCEGERSHKOWITZ&sa=U&ei=IufUT96wJMK02gWLy92LDw&ved=0CCEQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNHaI_Cjx-QzHS3u3LR-tHIHvQH2JQ)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Pre-election review: Connecticut's top votes in Congress 2008 - October 26, 2008 by Journal Inquirer, CT - (HR 5351) 3. Intelligence, Torture: Members on March 11 failed, 225-188, to reach a 2/3 majority for overriding President Bush’s veto of a 2008 intelligence ...

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      As noted by Journal Inquirer, CT on October 26, 2008, "(HR 5351) 3. Intelligence, Torture: Members on March 11 failed, 225-188, to reach a 2/3 majority for overriding President Bush’s veto of a 2008 intelligence ..." (http://www.journalinquirer.com/articles/2008/10/27/news/doc4905cac24fb3e947073105.txt)
    • Speak Out ... Correcting Rogers' record on alleged support of Big Oil - September 23, 2008 by Anniston Star (subscription), AL - Letter writer Scott Lysle incorrectly stated that HR 5351, a bill Rogers supported, "granted the oil and gas industry more than $13 billion in tax breaks. ...

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      As noted by Anniston Star (subscription), AL on September 23, 2008, "Letter writer Scott Lysle incorrectly stated that HR 5351, a bill Rogers supported, "granted the oil and gas industry more than $13 billion in tax breaks. ..." (http://www.annistonstar.com/opinion/2008/as-letters-0925-speakout-8i24s0029.htm)
    • The ad wars observed: Inside the special ops of political marketing - September 21, 2008 by Anniston Star (subscription), AL - ... Oil and that in 2008 the congressman was one of only 17 Republicans to support HR 5351, the Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008. ...

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      As noted by Anniston Star (subscription), AL on September 21, 2008, "... Oil and that in 2008 the congressman was one of only 17 Republicans to support HR 5351, the Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008. ..." (http://www.annistonstar.com/news/2008/as-local-0923-jflemingcol-8i22x2741.htm)
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