Senate Energy Committee Democrats Reveal 'Green' Agenda for New Congress

March 2007
American Gas;Mar2007, Vol. 89 Issue 2, p28
Trade Publication
The article reports on the green initiative by the U.S. Senate Energy Committee Democratic Party members, which concerns the environment and natural gas consumption. The Democrats plan to work in the 110th Congress toward lessening greenhouse gas emission without hurting the economy. They also projected to increase the expenditures of the Department of Energy on research and encouraging the usage of natural gas. According to them, a program to curb energy greenhouse gases can change the trajectory of global warming emissions without recompensing the economic status of the country. Furthermore, they call for a requirement that 15% of the nation's electricity be derived from clean energy sources by 2020 and a new tax incentive for green buildings.


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