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The Week In Green Energy: Climate Change…, Please Stand By

After a two-week hiatus, G.E.R.’s The Week In Green Energy is back! And in Washington, after four years in the minority, Republicans are also back! Dark days for green energy lie ahead. The last Congress, dominated by Democrats, had bold green ambitions and acted on at least some of them. In 2009-10 the House Democrats, led…

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This week in green energy: ACES!

The week ended with passage by the House of Representatives of the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), a historic vote that brings the U.S. a step closer to enacting a much awaited climate change law. The vote was tight — 219 to 212 — with 44 Democrats breaking party ranks and voting against…

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In Historic vote House approves climate change bill; Debate moves to the Senate

In a close vote — 219 to 212 — the House of Representatives approved the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), also known as the Waxman – Markey bill. This is a historic vote that brings the U.S. a step closer to having a comprehensive climate change law, and if enacted, a law that…

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The week in green energy: the Washington compromise

Ever since the House Energy and Commerce Committee rolled out its climate change draft bill in March, its authors, Chairman Henry Waxman (D – Calif.), and Rep. Ed Markey (D – Mass.), intentionally left out the amount of CO2 the government would allow energy-dependent companies and electrical utilities to emit as part of the implementation…

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Specter and the climate change bill

Senator Arlen Specter�s switch to the Democratic Party yesterday is a step closer to the filibuster-proof 60-seat majority that in theory could ensure smooth passage for some of President Barack Obama’s signature policies, including climate change legislation. The House Energy and Commerce Committee is now considering such a legislation.� The bill, which was authored by…

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