American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009


From the Committee website:

Chairman Henry A. Waxman and Subcommittee Chairman Edward J. Markey introduced “H.R. 2454, The American Clean Energy and Security Act.”  The Energy and Commerce Committee will begin markup of the bill on Monday, May 18, 2009, at 1:00 p.m., and will complete consideration before the Memorial Day recess.

“The legislation will create millions of new clean energy jobs, save consumers hundreds of billions of dollars in energy costs, promote America’s energy independence and security, and cut global warming pollution,” said Chairman Waxman.  “In support of these goals, this legislation ensures that consumers and industries in all regions of the country are protected.  I look forward to working with all members of the Committee to approve this legislation to make America the world leader in new clean energy and energy efficiency technologies.”

“This bill marks the dawn of the clean energy age,” said Subcommittee Chairman Markey.  “This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to revive our economy and create millions of good-paying clean energy jobs.  After months of hearings and discussions with my colleagues, I am pleased that we have produced a bill that has widespread support from all regions of the country.”


[There is a newer version of this bill, passed by the House on June 26, 2009, available here.]

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3 thoughts on “American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

  1. This Bill has a large loop hole – permitting utilities to pay an increased tax as opposed to using/implementing clean energy.

    The public will pay that tax. We would be better served by legislation funding providing funding directly to new energy source developers and building a completely new grid, not monopolized by the exisitng power companies.

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