15 Nov '11, 5pm

Two Green Energy Bills Languish in a Deadlocked Congress

Two Green Energy Bills Languish in a Deadlocked Congress

Why can’t we have a Congress that works? Here are two green bills that are likely to succumb to political inertia, even though they’re both good ideas. The two bills are Sen. Edward Markey’s (D-Mass.) E-KNOW Act and Sen. Ron Wyden’s (D-Ore.) Storage Technology for Renewable and Green Energy (STORAGE) Act . Both bills have long lists of supporters and both have failed to pass in previous years -- E-KNOW since last year and the energy storage bill since 2009. It’s hard to see either one passing this year, given that Congress can’t even renew existing green support -- witness the struggle to renew cash grants and tax credits for solar power , wind power and geothermal power , all of which have kept green energy afloat through the recession. Certainly it’s even harder to see them passing anything that would direct more money to the industry, as Wyden’s bill would do for batter...

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