U.S. House of Representatives record vote 827, 110th Congress, Session 1

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Scorecard: U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 House Scorecard

Org. position: Nay

Description:

"Despite the Chamber’s strong opposition, the House approved 220-190 an amendment to H.R. 3221, New Direction for Energy Independence, National Security, and Consumer Protection Act, to establish an unworkable 15 percent nationwide renewable electricity mandate. A requirement that 15 percent of electricity in every state come from renewables (wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, ocean, tidal, and incremental hydropower) is unworkable. Such a mandate would have ignored clean energy sources such as nuclear energy and clean coal and would have resulted in a wealth transfer from states without capacity for renewable energy to states abundant in renewable resources. A similar mandate was rejected by the Senate, and it was not included in the energy legislation that became law."

(Original scorecard available at: http://www.uschamber.com/issues/legislators/07htv_house.htm)

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