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  • Latest Action: Dec 11, 2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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  • 55% of users support S.2877

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    • Would reduce greenhouse gas emissions (by 20% by 2020, 30% by 2025, 42% by 2030, and 83% by 2050, relative to 2005 levels) by limiting the sale of carbon.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: Would reduce greenhouse gas emissions (by 20% by 2020, 30% by 2025, 42% by 2030, and 83% by 2050, relative to 2005 levels) by limiting the sale of carbon.

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    • On June 02, 2010, by asdfghjkl - There are many reasons why I support this bill over APA. APA--offsets; companies can avoid reducing carbon emissions by doing energy efficiency or clean energy projects CLEAR--no offsets; such projects are treated as additional programs APA--free giveaways of emissions allowances to certain companies; shields consumers from rising fuel prices CLEAR--no free giveaways--every carbon share is auctioned; consumers experience rising prices and thus an incentive to reduce their energy consumption The CLEAR Act still fully or more than fully compensates American families for the rising fuel prices through monthly dividends funded by 75% of the auction revenues. This offers a further incentive to become more energy efficient--the less energy a family uses during a given month, the greater the amount of the dividend payment that the family can use for non-energy-related uses, as the dividend will then exceed the amount the family is paying due to rising fuel prices.

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      As noted by asdfghjkl, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 02, 2010, "There are many reasons why I support this bill over APA. APA--offsets; companies can avoid reducing carbon emissions by doing energy efficiency or clean energy projects CLEAR--no offsets; such projects are treated as additional programs APA--free giveaways of emissions allowances to certain companies; shields consumers from rising fuel prices CLEAR--no free giveaways--every carbon share is auctioned; consumers experience rising prices and thus an incentive to reduce their energy consumption The CLEAR Act still fully or more than fully compensates American families for the rising fuel prices through monthly dividends funded by 75% of the auction revenues. This offers a further incentive to become more energy efficient--the less energy a family uses during a given month, the greater the amount of the dividend payment that the family can use for non-energy-related uses, as the dividend will then exceed the amount the family is paying due to rising fuel prices."
    • On December 19, 2009, by mocken - Um, yah, and people wonder why Boeing wants to leave Washington State.... c'mon. Blah Blah Blah Programs and Controls Blah Blah Blah

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      As noted by mocken, a user on OpenCongress.org, on December 19, 2009, "Um, yah, and people wonder why Boeing wants to leave Washington State.... c'mon. Blah Blah Blah Programs and Controls Blah Blah Blah"
    • On December 11, 2010, by concernedcitzen - I agree with this bill. I think we should start thinking about ways to get clean energy jobs. This bill does exactly that.

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      As noted by concernedcitzen, a user on OpenCongress.org, on December 11, 2010, "I agree with this bill. I think we should start thinking about ways to get clean energy jobs. This bill does exactly that. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Center for Environment, Commerce & Energy: Top 20 Ranked Power ... - December 30, 2010 by Center for Environment, Commerce & Energy - Pending Energy Legislation. Reid: Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Company Accountability Act of 2010 (S.----) · Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources (CLEAR) Act of 2010 (H.R.3534). Cantwell/Collins CLEAR Act (S.2877) ...

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      As noted by Center for Environment, Commerce & Energy on December 30, 2010, "Pending Energy Legislation. Reid: Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Company Accountability Act of 2010 (S.----) · Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources (CLEAR) Act of 2010 (H.R.3534). Cantwell/Collins CLEAR Act (S.2877) ..." (http://cenvironment.blogspot.com/2010/12/top-20-ranked-power-plants-2009.html)
    • Center for Environment, Commerce & Energy: EPA Guidance for ... - December 27, 2010 by Center for Environment, Commerce & Energy - Pending Energy Legislation. Reid: Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Company Accountability Act of 2010 (S.----) · Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources (CLEAR) Act of 2010 (H.R.3534). Cantwell/Collins CLEAR Act (S.2877) ...

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      As noted by Center for Environment, Commerce & Energy on December 27, 2010, "Pending Energy Legislation. Reid: Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Company Accountability Act of 2010 (S.----) · Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources (CLEAR) Act of 2010 (H.R.3534). Cantwell/Collins CLEAR Act (S.2877) ..." (http://cenvironment.blogspot.com/2010/12/epa-guidance-for-compact-fluorescent.html)
    • Center for Environment, Commerce & Energy: General Electric Sells ... - December 26, 2010 by Center for Environment, Commerce & Energy - Pending Energy Legislation. Reid: Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Company Accountability Act of 2010 (S.----) · Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources (CLEAR) Act of 2010 (H.R.3534). Cantwell/Collins CLEAR Act (S.2877) ...

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      As noted by Center for Environment, Commerce & Energy on December 26, 2010, "Pending Energy Legislation. Reid: Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Company Accountability Act of 2010 (S.----) · Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources (CLEAR) Act of 2010 (H.R.3534). Cantwell/Collins CLEAR Act (S.2877) ..." (http://cenvironment.blogspot.com/2010/12/general-electric-sells-its-mexican.html)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Sen. Graham Slams Push for a 'Half-Assed Energy Bill' - June 16, 2010 by NYTimes - A key Senate Republican came out swinging today against the idea of passing just an energy bill and ignoring President Obama's call to also cap greenhouse gas emissions.

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      As noted by NYTimes on June 16, 2010, "A key Senate Republican came out swinging today against the idea of passing just an energy bill and ignoring President Obama's call to also cap greenhouse gas emissions." (http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2010/02/03/03greenwire-sen-graham-slams-push-for-a-half-assed-energy-54765.html)
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