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HILL ENERGY BRIEFING: Democrats’ Clean Energy Plan Faces Skeptics

Sept. 20, 2021, 10:02 AM

The Senate architect of a $150 billion program to increase clean power output to 80% by 2030 is optimistic Democrats will find consensus on a plan, even as one moderate senator and the utility industry show skepticism.

Senate Democrats led by Tina Smith (D-Minn.) are attempting to move a clean energy standard through Congress in the form of a clean electricity payment program that the chamber could pass without Republican support. But Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has been dismissive of the clean electricity payment program (CEPP), among the largest of the climate and energy proposals in ...

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