Senator Chris Coons, a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, will join several of his Senate colleagues and leaders in the energy field for a press conference on Thursday to roll out a bill that aims to set strategic, practical clean energy standards on the largest utilities.
The Clean Energy Standards Act of 2012, which comes with no cost to the federal government, has three major objectives:
- To promote a diverse set of sources of low- and zero carbon electricity generation in the U.S.
- To drive clean energy innovation and American ingenuity
- To do so simply, transparently, predictably, and cost-effectively with a long-term market signal.
Senate Energy Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) is the lead sponsor of the bill.
The press conference will occur a day after both senators delivered remarks supporting federal investments in the development of innovative clean energy at the third annual Department of Energy ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit.
Video, audio, and photos of Chris’ remarks will be posted to the website after the press conference.
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