Vote to table an amendment that establishes clean energy requirements for electric utilities.
Increases the required percentage of clean energy that electric utilities sell from [sec. 801 (a)]:
3.75 percent to 5 percent for 2010 through 2012;
7.5 percent to 10 percent for 2013 through 2016;
11.25 percent to 15 percent for 2017 through 2019; and
15 percent to 20 percent for 2020 through 2030.
Issues clean energy credits to electric utilities that make state alternative compliance payments, which can be used against the required annual percentage of clean energy [sec. 801(a)].
Authorizes the Secretary of Energy to waive the compliance requirements for an electric utility if it is determined that the utility is unable to comply [sec. 801(a)].
Adds nuclear power, fuel cells, and low-emission carbon technology to the types of energy considered to be "clean" sources [sec. 801(a)].
NOTE: A SENATOR MAY MOVE TO TABLE ANY PENDING LEGISLATION, THUS HALTING FURTHER CONSIDERATION. A "YEA" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF HALTING FURTHER CONSIDERATION, AND A "NAY" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF FURTHER CONSIDERATION. TABLING MOTIONS ARE OFTEN USED TO KILL LEGISLATION.