PHIL CARVER -- The Senate is now considering the Kerry-Lieberman climate bill, titled the American Power Act (APA). It has several improvements over H.R. 2454, the Waxman-Markey bill that passed the House in June 2009.
Tags: American Power Act, APA, Boardman plant, carbon adders, coal power, greenhouse gas reductions, offsets, PGE, Phil Carver Posted in 5% Solution, Beltway Bulletin, June 2010 | 1 Comment »
PHIL CARVER: On Feb. 11, two key Democrats, Sen. Charles Schumer (NY) and House member Chris Van Hollen (MD), outlined a bill to reform spending on elections. The bill will seek to undo the worst effects of the U.S. Supreme Court decision of Jan 21 in the case of Citizens United v. the Federal...
Tags: Barney Frank, campaign spending reform, Charles Schumer, Chris Van Hollen, Christopher Dodd, House Financial Services Committee, Paul Krugman, Phil Carver Posted in Apr 2010, Beltway Bulletin | No Comments »
BRIEFING REPORTS ON: 1) Federal Debt vs. the Current Deficit; 2) Social Security; 3) The Federal Debt; 4) Obama's Energy and Global Warming Plans; and 5) Tethered Wind - Emerging but Ignored by the Feds.
Tags: Congress, current deficit, energy, federal debt, global warming, Journal Nature, Obama, social security, Social Security Trust Fund, tethered wind Posted in Beltway Bulletin, March 2010, News | No Comments »
PHIL CARVER: While the outcome of Copenhagen negotiations on limiting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions was disappointing, 2009 saw good progress on restricting emissions.
Tags: Carver, coal, Copenhagen agreement, global warming, greenhouse gas emissions Posted in Beltway Bulletin, Feb 2010, News | 1 Comment »