U.S. House Energy Democrats Release Clean Energy Framework Said To Provide For "Retail Choice Of Clean Energy"
Also Includes National Clean Energy Requirement For Retail Suppliers
January 9, 2020 Email This Story Copyright 2010-20 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released a legislative framework of the draft Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CLEAN) Future Act, which Democrats said would ensure the U.S., "achieves net-zero greenhouse gas pollution no later than 2050."
Notable is that the framework states, "The Act
addresses some of the market barriers for new entrants and emerging technologies, facilitates the
integration of clean and renewable resources into the grid, and provides for retail choice of clean
The draft legislation was not yet available and will be released later this month
EnergyChoiceMatters has asked the committee what specifically the "retail choice" provision would entail
The framework also would create a national Clean Electricity Standard that would mandate that all retail electricity suppliers provide an increasing supply of clean electricity to consumers starting in 2022, rising to 100 percent clean energy by 2050
The framework also states, "Additional federal energy regulatory reforms include increasing oversight of the nation’s transmission system, setting requirements for interregional transmission planning, and mandating the interconnection and coordination of facilities under an independent system operator (ISO) or regional transmission organization (RTO)."