House Democrats Introduce Far-reaching Climate Legislation

On March 2, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) introduced the CLEAN Future Act. The legislation is the House Democrats long-term plan to bring the country to net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Language in the bill includes a commitment to achieving a 50 percent reduction in GHG emissions from 2005 levels by no later than 2030. The bill also includes a commitment to achieving a 100 percent clean economy by no later than 2050.

The legislation includes both sector-specific and economy-wide solutions to achieve these goals, authorizing $565 billion over ten years to enable deep decarbonization.

The bill is unlikely to garner any Republican support, though it will still likely pass the House. Passage in the Senate is uncertain due to the divergence of positions on energy issues within the Democratic caucus;

You can read more about the legislation here.