Answers for Sens. Bingaman and Murkowski.
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A. You mean a Cornhusker Kickback-type exclusion, which undoubtedly some Senator wanting to protect constituents from higher energy costs would seek? No.
Q. Should the definition of “clean energy” account only for the greenhouse gas emissions of electric generation, or should other environmental issues be accounted for (e.g. particulate matter from biomass combustion, spent fuel from nuclear power, or land use changes for solar panels or wind, etc.).
Q. Should partial credits be given for certain technologies, like efficient natural gas and clean coal, as the President has proposed?
A. Depends on if you need to buy them off too in order to pass a bill.
Q. Is there a deployment path that will optimize the trade-off between the overall cost of the program and the overall amount of clean energy deployed?
A. If there is, do you think the government is capable of determining that ideal path?
Q. Should there be a banking and/or borrowing system available for credits and, if so, for how long?
A. So you want to bring back cap-and-trade?
Q. How might a CES alter the current dispatch order of existing generation (such as natural gas-fired power plants), which has been driven by minimization of consumer costs, historically?
A. Depends on how much you want to keep spending to subsidize expensive energy losers like wind and solar.
Q. To what extent does a CES contribute to the overall climate change policy of the United States…?
A. Not at all — do you have any proof, or even scientific (I use that term as loosely as climate alarmists do) projections that it does?
I trust that these answers have been helpful, if not for Sens. Bingaman and Murkowski, then for you, faithful readers. May Tea Party principles prevail.
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