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S Amdt 1538 - Clean Energy Achievement Criteria - Key Vote

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Ben Nelson voted Yea (Tabling Vote) on this Amendment.

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Amendment - Amendment Tabled (Senate) (56-39) - (Key vote)

Title: Clean Energy Achievement Criteria

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to table an amendment that establishes clean energy requirements for electric utilities.

Highlights:
  • 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:

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.

Amendment - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Clean Energy Achievement Criteria

Sponsors

  • Pete V. Domenici Jr. (NM - R) (Out Of Office)
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