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Visionary and innovator in the utility industry and grid modernization Burns & McDonnell

I have a broad background in utilities and energy. I worked for Capgemini in the Energy Practice for more than 15 years. During that time I rose to the position of CTO of the 12,000 person...

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The Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CLEAN) Future Act (CLA)

You know someone took their time to craft this title, because the short acronym contains a longer acronym.

I am just starting my way through the bill. It will be interesting to see what winners and losers are in the bill. I note there are more union members on the steering committee that utility or oil industry people, and that clean tech out numbers both in first read.

I also note that the goals are first for 2030 and secondly for 2050.

If this bill passes and we mobilize there will be at most 8 years of time to hit the first set of goals.

To meet that timeline it may take a World War II draft for workers, and price stabilization for labor, materials, and equipment. We will see when I read how aggressive the goals are.

I would advise everyone to take a careful look at this bill, it will change in committee - in both the house and senate. It will also change EVERYONE's life and future. Don't expect to have the ability to use energy as you choose in the future.

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Matt Chester on Mar 4, 2021

I also note that the goals are first for 2030 and secondly for 2050.

This is great to see-- too often it seems like 2050 goals can just be tossed out there with no immediate action because it's so far away and leaders assume it'll just figure itself out. But with 2030 goals, and the war-time mobilization you mention, might this be the time we see a real policy pivot and action in the direction that's needed?

I'll be interested to see what amendments try to get attached to it to weigh it down, change it, alter the debate, etc., because this is Congress after all, but I'll do my best to remain cautiously optimistic!

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Mark Silverstone on Mar 5, 2021

Thanks for supplying this information.  I´m determined to read it through.  I look forward to hearing comments and discussion.

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