House unveils draft cap and trade bill

Democrats in the House of Representatives issued draft legislation today proposing an 83% carbon cap by 2050 and a national renewable energy requirement of 25% by 2025.

Chairman Henry Waxman of the House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee and Chairman Edward Markey of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee released a draft of clean energy legislation today. The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES) has called for a market-based carbon reduction programme that covers electric utilities, oil companies, large industrial sources and other covered entities that are collectively responsible for 85% of US global warming emissions. Those

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