BCSE Announces Plans for Capitol Hill Day
The Council will host the first-ever BCSE Capitol Hill Day on May 8 in Washington, DC. This one-dayevent will provide Council members direct access to key policymakers and an opportunity to influence the legislative process and decisions affecting clean energy technology deployment policy and promote the development of green jobs across the country.
The Senate is likely to act in June to consider comprehensive climate change legislation, "America's Climate Security Act of 2008" (S.2191), while the House Energy and Commerce Committee is preparing to offer their own version soon. Capitol Hill Day 2008 presents a timely opportunity for members to advocate priority Council climate change positions.
Under a Federal greenhouse gas emissions cap-and-tradeprogram, the Council advocates for:
Direct allowance value, in the form of output-based allowance allocations, set-asides,and auction proceeds to clean energy technology and energy efficiency investments
Advance complementary policies to accelerate deployment of existing clean energy technologies
Promote adoption of a robust domestic and international offs program to help reduce compliance costs, among other benefits
Participating members will include 3 Degrees, American Gas Association, Brookfield Power, Calpine, Caterpillar, Climate Change Capital, Econergy, Ecosecurities, Enel NA, NAIMA, National Hydropower Association, PG&E, PPM Energy, Recycled Energy evelopment, Sempra Energy, Solar Turbines, Trane, and WalMart.
Targeted states include: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, and Virginia.
For more information please contact the Council.