14 May 2010

Kerry-Lieberman American Power Act

I've been away this week and am just starting to catch up on the news.

Thanks to our friends at The Green Energy Reporter for pointing me to Brad Johnson's analysis of the Kerry-Lieberman American Power Act from Think Progress/The Wonk Room:

A First Look At The Details Of The Kerry-Lieberman American Power Act

The side-by-side comparison between Obama's Campaign Promises, the Waxman-Markey Bill, and the Kerry-Lieberman Bill is particularly useful.

The full text of the American Power Act is in PDF here: APABill.pdf

The Green Energy Reporter also published some of the reactions to the Bill: Reactions

CleanTechies provides a roll-call of business response to the Bill: Business

And Joe Romm at Energy Collective wrote about the offsets component of the Bill here: Romm

For a take on the Bill's impact on employment, see the Gerson-Lehrman Group's analysis.

Republican Senator James Inhofe also weighed in on the Bill, calling it "the same old cap-and-trade scheme that the Senate has defeated three times since 2003": Inhofe

Will it pass? It is hard to see it mustering the 60 votes needed without the support of Republican Senator Lindsay Graham, who was supposed to be the third sponsor of the Bill, and with the offshore drilling provisions causing Graham and others to pause in the wake of the oil spill in the Gulf.

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