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S.1462 American Clean Energy Leadership Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jul 16, 2009 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 110.

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  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

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  • 72% of users support S.1462

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    72% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, support S.1462.
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    • National Resources Defense Council

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    • On July 22, 2010, by Scottar - This bill is still a energy fiasco. First it mandates energy providers to purchase increasing amounts of so called renewable energy no matter how costly or inefficient it is. In the EU they found that wind nor solar didn't really curb emissions and per-capita they still exceed US emissions regardless of their renewable installments and cap and trade schemes. So the costs just get passed on to the consumer. It doesn't alleviate the importation of oil nor curb the alleged temp effects of CO2 emissions 0.1%. It's stupid. It will also add to transmissions costs as renewables can't usually be put close to where power is needed and the unites are spread out more so they occupy more land. And it requires much more overcapacity to get the same energy replaced for a given coal or nuclear plants On top of that the energy is intermittent and must be backed up with regular fossil or nuclear power. So you see this bill is mostly to appeases the wacko enviros who don't understand energy issues.

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      As noted by Scottar, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 22, 2010, "This bill is still a energy fiasco. First it mandates energy providers to purchase increasing amounts of so called renewable energy no matter how costly or inefficient it is. In the EU they found that wind nor solar didn't really curb emissions and per-capita they still exceed US emissions regardless of their renewable installments and cap and trade schemes. So the costs just get passed on to the consumer. It doesn't alleviate the importation of oil nor curb the alleged temp effects of CO2 emissions 0.1%. It's stupid. It will also add to transmissions costs as renewables can't usually be put close to where power is needed and the unites are spread out more so they occupy more land. And it requires much more overcapacity to get the same energy replaced for a given coal or nuclear plants On top of that the energy is intermittent and must be backed up with regular fossil or nuclear power. So you see this bill is mostly to appeases the wacko enviros who don't understand energy issues. "
    • On October 20, 2009, by Ak_Midnightsun - I Love how they threw this in at the very end... - Increase a federal loan guarantee for Developing an Alaska natural gas pipeline; establish a regional joint OCS lease and permit processing office for Alaska; and Allow oil and gas Leasing in specified areas of the Gulf of Mexico that are beyond 45 statute miles (current law limits such activity to areas beyond 125 miles) off the coastline of Florida. -

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      As noted by Ak_Midnightsun, a user on OpenCongress.org, on October 20, 2009, "I Love how they threw this in at the very end... - Increase a federal loan guarantee for Developing an Alaska natural gas pipeline; establish a regional joint OCS lease and permit processing office for Alaska; and Allow oil and gas Leasing in specified areas of the Gulf of Mexico that are beyond 45 statute miles (current law limits such activity to areas beyond 125 miles) off the coastline of Florida. - "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • S.1462: Success Act - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress - July 31, 2011 by opencongress.org - Official government data, breaking news and blog coverage, public comments and user community for S.1462 Success Act. ... Or, if you know of a news article about this bill to display here, email us the web address of this page and the web address of your s

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      As noted by opencongress.org on July 31, 2011, "Official government data, breaking news and blog coverage, public comments and user community for S.1462 Success Act. ... Or, if you know of a news article about this bill to display here, email us the web address of this page and the web address of your s" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s1462/show)
    • H.R.469: Protecting Student Athletes from ... - OpenCongress - January 25, 2011 by opencongress.org - Bills in the 111th Congress (e.g., H.R. 88, H.R. 469, H.R. 1145, S. 1462, S. 1731, S. 1733, and P.L. 111-11) represented a range of federal authorizations for desalination research and its coordination, demonstration and .

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      As noted by opencongress.org on January 25, 2011, "Bills in the 111th Congress (e.g., H.R. 88, H.R. 469, H.R. 1145, S. 1462, S. 1731, S. 1733, and P.L. 111-11) represented a range of federal authorizations for desalination research and its coordination, demonstration and ." (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h469/show&sa=U&ei=RFpWT__1Eu2FsgKApM3pCQ&ved=0CDIQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNFpwRwDJ4NNG7_xGVx5U17depIBOg)
    • H.R.469: Protecting Student Athletes from ... - OpenCongress - January 25, 2011 by opencongress.org - Bills in the 111th Congress (e.g., H.R. 88, H.R. 469, H.R. 1145, S. 1462, S. 1731, S. 1733, and P.L. 111-11) represented a range of federal authorizations for desalination research and its coordination, demonstration and .

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      As noted by opencongress.org on January 25, 2011, "Bills in the 111th Congress (e.g., H.R. 88, H.R. 469, H.R. 1145, S. 1462, S. 1731, S. 1733, and P.L. 111-11) represented a range of federal authorizations for desalination research and its coordination, demonstration and ." (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h469/show&sa=U&ei=MrFVT5GxJKrLsQKXwP3NCQ&ved=0CDIQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNH14dKq_RlTahrEaA4vYi6GntAkAg)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • As the Federal RES Evolves, What Does it Mean for Solar? - October 03, 2010 by Renewable energy access - ...remains of comprehensive climate change legislation that was introduced in the American Clean Energy Leadership Act of 2009 S.1462. This is therefore perhaps the last chance for any comprehensive federal approach to climate change or renewable energy pr

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      As noted by Renewable energy access on October 03, 2010, "...remains of comprehensive climate change legislation that was introduced in the American Clean Energy Leadership Act of 2009 S.1462. This is therefore perhaps the last chance for any comprehensive federal approach to climate change or renewable energy pr" (http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2010/10/as-the-federal-res-evolves-what-does-it-mean-for-solar?cmpid=rss)
    • Disapproval resolution: June 2010 (Sen. Lisa Murkowski - June 01, 2010 by The Hill - ...– not unelected bureaucrats – lead the way in addressing climate change. An excellent place to start is the bipartisan bill (S.1462) approved last year by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Our legislation will help facilitate the de

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      As noted by The Hill on June 01, 2010, "...– not unelected bureaucrats – lead the way in addressing climate change. An excellent place to start is the bipartisan bill (S.1462) approved last year by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Our legislation will help facilitate the de" (http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/energy-a-environment/101051-disapproval-resolution-june-2010-sen-lisa-murkowski)
    • Seniors Group: Nuclear Bailout in Climate Bill As Bad or Worse Than Wall Street Bailout - May 11, 2010 by YubaNet - ...in addition to 20 years of unlimited loan guarantee authority for new reactors established in the referenced Senate energy bill (S.1462) that would leave taxpayers on the hook for what would likely be huge sums. Of particular concern: the Congressional

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      As noted by YubaNet on May 11, 2010, "...in addition to 20 years of unlimited loan guarantee authority for new reactors established in the referenced Senate energy bill (S.1462) that would leave taxpayers on the hook for what would likely be huge sums. Of particular concern: the Congressional " (http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Yubanet/~3/kpHREE73VJc/Seniors-Group-Nuclear-Bailout-in-Climate-Bill-As-Bad-or-Worse-Than-Wall-Street-Bailout.php)
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