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Bingaman pushes to pass energy bills in lame duck (Energy & Environment News)

September 30, 2010

Bingaman pushes to pass energy bills in lame duck, writes Katie Howell in the Energy & Environment News

The chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has a laundry list of energy measures he wants to see approved this fall and is pressing Senate leaders to schedule votes during the short legislative session after the November election.

Top on Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s (D-N.M.) wish list for the lame-duck session is his bill with Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) that would require utilities to generate 15 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2021.

“Senator Brownback and I have introduced this legislation and we hope very much that in the short session of the Congress after the election, that can be brought up and dealt with in a positive way,” Bingaman said on the Senate floor earlier this week.

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American Energy Freedom Center Chairman George Allen commented on the article, stating: “Government mandated ‘renewable electricity standards’ mean higher electricity prices which obviously harm American families, businesses and jobs. This is a bad idea if one cares about American competitiveness and our quality of life.”

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