Clean Energy Takes Big Step in Senate

After all the drama, the clean energy bill is on its way to the next stage in the Senate, having cleared committee this morning. Meanwhile, Senators Kerry, Graham and Lieberman are leading the charge to getting a clean energy bill passed on the Senate floor.

EDF's president Fred Krupp had this to say:

Chairman Boxer and her colleagues deserve great credit for their commitment to move forward on solving our climate and energy challenges. Californians should be very proud of their Senator today.

The Senators who supported this effort recognize the urgent need to end our addiction to imported oil, create jobs, and cap the pollution that causes global warming.

The path is now clear for Senators from both parties who genuinely want to pass a bill that will shift our economy to clean, American energy. We are particularly encouraged by the announcement yesterday that Senators Kerry, Graham, and Lieberman will work together to craft a bipartisan bill to bring America greater energy independence and cap pollution. We also applaud Senator Baucus' commitment to 'work to get climate change legislation that can get 60 votes, get through the United States Senate, and signed into law.

After all the drama, the clean energy bill is on its way to the next stage in the Senate, having cleared committee this morning. Meanwhile Senators Kerry, Graham and Lieberman are working on their own bipartisan climate and energy bill.

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3 Comments

  1. Dr. James Singmaster
    Posted November 10, 2009 at 2:11 am | Permalink

    This is a big, but stumbling to the point of falling down, step as it and EDF do not face up to the basic facts of the climate and energy crises. We have too big an overloading of heat energy and GHGs mainly carbon dioxide already in our biosphere. That means to get control of the crises we have to find a way not to just stop emissions but to get to total renewable energy and to a way to be removing some of both overloads. This can be done albeit slowly using pyrolysis of our massive ever-expanding messes of organic wastes and sewage solids. I have detailed this pyrolysis of those messes in comments on many blogs including EDF's so you can google my name for more details about the many benefits that can accrue. Pyrolysis also ought to made part of a program to use the millions of acres of pine bark beetle destroyed trees in the Pacific Northwest in combination with a CCC type program to plant at the same time several different new trees to reestablish forests to be taking up CO2. Dr. James Singmaster, Environmental Toxicologist, Ret. CA

  2. Posted November 11, 2009 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    More nonsense from you ignorant anti-scientific ideologues.
    You don't understand how a greenhouse gas works; it's logarithmic, not linear.
    For the non-mathematicians among you (all of you), that's the law of diminishing returns. In "greenhouse" terms, you don't get a better greenhouse by putting more glass on top of the glass that's already there.
    Your bed doesn't get warmer by putting the fifth or sixth blanket on the bed.
    The stupid Cap and Tax bill is dead again this year, thanks to incredibly stupid Barbara Boxer.
    Sure am glad you morons are represented by equally stupid representatives – Kerry, Boxor, Waxman.

    luckyleif@colo-earthfriends.org

  3. Posted January 8, 2010 at 3:03 am | Permalink

    I read your article.The things you have written sound very sincere and nice topics i am looking forward to its continuation.

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