The Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee unveiled a package of 12 bipartisan bills they plan to advocate for passage of in 2020. A carbon tax did not make the cut, but the priority list includes measures to promote the development of carbon capture and utilization, advanced nuclear energy technology, and energy efficiency of federal buildings.
“We have a dozen bipartisan measures that we could turn into law that would help reduce emissions and spur jobs and innovation. Hopefully, we’ll get to work on passing those measures,” said Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon, the committee’s top Republican.
Last night the committee hosted an Energy and Environment Innovation Showcase to highlight the importance of investing in the development and deployment of breakthrough technologies to reduce emissions, power the economy of tomorrow, and provide greater value to American consumers.