Since 2013


Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

H.R. 2597 (116th) – Clean Energy Standard Act of 2019 (Lujan)

Energy and Commerce; Science, Space, and Technology 
Co-Sponsors: 7 – 7 Democrats

This bill would establish the federal Clean Energy Standard (CES) to put the U.S. on a path to net-zero electricity emissions by 2050. The bill requires every company selling retail electricity to increase the amount of clean energy provided to its customers, with the recognition that different regions will be starting the clean energy transition at different benchmarks. It establishes a CES credit trading market, which would allow retail electricity sellers to cost-effectively achieve clean energy targets without taxes or other federal revenues. The bill would further incentivize development and deployment of zero-emission technologies, including long term storage, that can be turned on or off at any time and help balance the electric grid as the transition to clean energy continues.
(Summarized from Lujan Press Release)

This bill addresses Green New Deal goal 2(C)p.7 to develop new clean power capacity and 4(C)p.11 to provide resources to those working on clean energy.
This bill addresses Green Real Deal goal 2(A)p.4 to reduce emissions and 2(G)p.5 to eliminate regulation that hurts clean energy/to create a regulatory atmosphere to encourage clean energy technologies.

economy-wide emissions reduction strategy