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Key Energy Congressional Proposals Compared In New RFF Document

July 12, 2007

Contact: RFF Office of Communications

WASHINGTON - Researchers at Resources for the Future have prepared a detailed comparison of major market-based climate change proposals currently under consideration in the 110th Congress. The summary of key differences in nine separate pieces of legislation is available on the RFF website,

The matrix is designed to allow policymakers to have a provision-by-provision assessment of the key differences in each bill, according to Ray Kopp, RFF Senior Fellow.

"Committees and individuals in both the House and Senate have introduced a range of ideas in the various pieces of legislation being considered," says Kopp. "We believe this chart will enable those following the progress of the legislative process to easily contrast and highlight the differences in each bill."

Link to table
Summary of Climate
Change Bills Introduced
in the 110th Congress

As of July 11, 2007

The design focuses on five major provisions of each legislative proposal: who will be regulated; allowance of emissions allocations; price stability mechanisms; offset provisions; and technology incentives.

  • Bingaman-Specter (S 1766)
  • Udall-Petri (Draft, May 2007)
  • Lieberman-McCain (S 280)
  • Kerry-Snowe (S 485)
  • Waxman (HR 1590)
  • Sanders-Boxer (S 309)
  • Feinstein-Carper (S 317)
  • Alexander-Lieberman (S 1168)
  • Stark (HR 2069)

Link to chart
Timeline of Emissions Targets of Bills Introduced in the 110th Congress



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