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2009 Energy Bills
Legislative information related to renewable energy standard (RES) and energy-efficiency resource standard (EERS) provisions expected to be included in comprehensive energy legislation this year.
The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
Congress approved a far-reaching energy bill (H.R. 6) in mid-December and sent it to President Bush, who signed the legislation into law on December 19, 2007. The bill contains favorable energy-efficiency, smart grid, and carbon dioxide provisions, as well as incentives for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). These provisions should be very helpful in the electric power industry's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Master Timeline by Date
This timeline includes all activities in all titles of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, including those items outside the interests of the electric utility industry.
- Focused Timeline by Date
This more focused timeline highlights items that were included in the EEI summary of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.
13 Individual Title Timelines
The Energy Policy Act of 2005
On August 8, 2005, President Bush signed into law H.R. 6, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005). This legislation encourages needed investment in the nation's energy infrastructure, helps boost electric reliability, and promotes a diverse mix of fuels to generate electricity. The bill enhances protections for electricity consumers, and encourages energy efficiency and conservation.
Since the enactment of EPAct 2005, EEI has focused its efforts on the law's implementation requirements and is responding to important rulemakings issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Department of Energy (DOE), and other regulatory agencies that are responsible for implementing the various provisions of the legislation.
- Deciding on “Smart” Meters: The Technology Implications of Section 1252 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005
Prepared by Plexus Research, Inc., August 2006. This report provides practical guidance on how to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of advanced metering infrastructures. It reflects an assumption that careful planning and implementation is the key to regulatory support for cost recovery.
- Responding to EPAct 2005: Looking at Smart Meters for Electricity, Time-Based Rate Structures, and Net Metering
Prepared by National Economic Research Associates, May 2006. PURPA, as amended by the EPAct 2005, directs state regulators to take a new look at time-based rates, interruptible rates, standby or backup rates, and net metering. This report presents the economic principles and policy issues that a commission needs to consider when evaluating rate options and provides guidance to regulators on whether to adopt the proposed standards.
- FERC: Federal Statutes, Energy Policy Act of 2005
- FERC Strategic Plan FY 2005, FY 2008
- Text of the Federal Power Act, as Amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005
- U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Conference Report Summary by Fuel
- U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Conference Report Summary by Title
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