New U.S. Energy Legislation Backs Solar, Wind and Storage, Misses Out on Efficiency, Pushes Fracked Gas Exports
- Mar 6, 2020 5:21 pm GMT
A massive, bipartisan energy bill could come up for a vote in the U.S. Senate as soon as this week, with billions of dollars directed to solar, wind, and storage, but no explicit climate targets, major gaps on energy efficiency, no tax credits for electric vehicles or renewables, and continuing support for fossil fuels.
“The American Energy Innovation Act, introduced Thursday by Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Joe Manchin (D-W), contains nearly 50 energy bills from last year in a sprawling, 555-page document,” Greentech Media reports. It “could be this year’s best legislative hope to increase federal funding for a number of energy technologies, from solar, wind, and batteries, to more efficient fossil fuel-fired power and carbon capture.”
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