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Title: Clean Energy Achievement Criteria
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to table an amendment that establishes clean energy requirements for electric utilities.
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- 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.