NewEnergyNews: HOUSE ENERGY BILL COMING TO FLOOR

NewEnergyNews

Gleanings from the web and the world, condensed for convenience, illustrated for enlightenment, arranged for impact...

The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.

YESTERDAY

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-The Best Movies About Climate Change
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Saudis Move Ahead On $30Bil New Energy Buy
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-China Wind Awaits China Demand
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-India Solar Rising
  • THE DAY BEFORE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, January 19:

  • TTTA Thursday-The Heat Stayed On In 2016
  • TTTA Thursday-Three Ways Solar Will Grow
  • TTTA Thursday-North Carolina Ocean Wind Bidding To Open
  • TTTA Thursday-Plugs Could Change The Future of Cars Completely
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: 4 Drivers Of Solar Growth Everybody Needs To Know
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Maryland RPS And The National Divide On Clean Energy
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Why California Wants Western Electricity Delivery Organized
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Who In Clean Tech Is Boosting New Energy
  • QUICK NEWS, January 17: New Energy’s Fight Against Climate Change Won’t Be Done; New Energy Jobs Leapt Again Last Year; Nebraska Gets Wind Power Economy Bump
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • Weekend Video: A Call To Climate Action From Al Gore
  • Weekend Video: A Closer Look At Wind And Solar
  • Weekend Video: Why Solar Beats Coal
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Does Climate Change Make Nuclear A Good Idea?
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Who In The World Is Winning With Solar?
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Wind Powers Scotland Four Straight Days
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Will China Bust Open The Global EV Market?
  • --------------------------

    --------------------------

    Anne B. Butterfield of Daily Camera and Huffington Post, f is an occasional contributor to NewEnergyNews

    -------------------

    Some of Anne's contributions:

  • Another Tipping Point: US Coal Supply Decline So Real Even West Virginia Concurs (REPORT), November 26, 2013
  • SOLAR FOR ME BUT NOT FOR THEE ~ Xcel's Push to Undermine Rooftop Solar, September 20, 2013
  • NEW BILLS AND NEW BIRDS in Colorado's recent session, May 20, 2013
  • Lies, damned lies and politicians (October 8, 2012)
  • Colorado's Elegant Solution to Fracking (April 23, 2012)
  • Shale Gas: From Geologic Bubble to Economic Bubble (March 15, 2012)
  • Taken for granted no more (February 5, 2012)
  • The Republican clown car circus (January 6, 2012)
  • Twenty-Somethings of Colorado With Skin in the Game (November 22, 2011)
  • Occupy, Xcel, and the Mother of All Cliffs (October 31, 2011)
  • Boulder Can Own Its Power With Distributed Generation (June 7, 2011)
  • The Plunging Cost of Renewables and Boulder's Energy Future (April 19, 2011)
  • Paddling Down the River Denial (January 12, 2011)
  • The Fox (News) That Jumped the Shark (December 16, 2010)
  • Click here for an archive of Butterfield columns

    -------------------

    Some details about NewEnergyNews and the man behind the curtain: Herman K. Trabish, Agua Dulce, CA., Doctor with my hands, Writer with my head, Student of New Energy and Human Experience with my heart

    email: herman@NewEnergyNews.net

    -------------------

    -------------------

      A tip of the NewEnergyNews cap to Phillip Garcia for crucial assistance in the design implementation of this site. Thanks, Phillip.

    -------------------

    Pay a visit to the HARRY BOYKOFF page at Basketball Reference, sponsored by NewEnergyNews and Oil In Their Blood.

  • ---------------
  • WEEKEND VIDEOS, January 21-22:

  • Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Sequel”
  • Al Gore Talks About His “Inconvenient Sequel”
  • 2016 Was Third Record Heat Year In A Row

    Monday, February 25, 2008

    HOUSE ENERGY BILL COMING TO FLOOR

    This is essentially the same bill passed in 2007 by the House and rejected by the Senate. It shifts billions in fossil fuels industries subsidies and tax breaks that the NY Times called ‘…wholly unnecessary…” to New Energy for vital tax credit extensions.

    The Senate defeat came not because a majority of senators opposed the benefits for New Energy or the cuts for Old Energy but because the Senate’s filibuster rule requires a super majority of 60 votes and New Energy could only muster 59. As AWEA’a Bree Raum pointed out, “60 is the new 51.”

    Certainly Raum would urgently remind readers to let their elected representatives in the House and the Senate know they support the energy bill’s extension of New Energy incentives by clicking through to
    POWER OF WIND.

    Doesn't look like there's a dead end there but the New Energy incentives seem to keep finding it. (click to enlarge)

    House to vote next week on energy tax bill
    Tom Doggett (w/ Marguerita Choy), February 21, 2008 (Reuters via Yahoo News)

    WHO
    The House of Representatives (Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Charles Rangel (D-NY)

    WHAT
    Speaker Pelosi and other leaders announced they are ready to bring the House energy bill to the floor for a vote.

    WHEN
    - The vote will come the week of February 25 – 29.
    - If the production tax credits (PTCs) and investment tax credits (ITCs) are not extended legislatively, they will expire at the end of 2008.

    WHERE
    The House bill finances the incentives it provides for New Energy by shifting billions in subsidies and tax breaks away from the fossil fuels industries, in particular the oil and gas industry.

    Messages from constituents matter. (click to enlarge)

    WHY
    - The incentives are for wind, solar, ocean, geothermal, cellulosic ethanol, biofuels and other New Energy sources. There is also a $4,000 tax credit for purchasers of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and tax benefits for buying energy efficient appliances.
    - The benefits withdrawn from the oil and gas industry include a deduction for domestic production and a deduction for production taxed in foreign countries.

    QUOTES
    - Speaker Pelosi: "With the price of oil above $100 a barrel, this Congress is again taking action to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and support the domestic production of renewable energy…"
    - Chairman Rangel: "The American taxpayer should not be subsidizing oil and gas companies during times of record profits and record prices at the pump…"

    0 Comments:

    Post a Comment

    << Home

  • >