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Kerry-Lieberman Climate Bill: The American Power Act

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On May 12, 2010, Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) released their long-awaited greenhouse gas reduction legislation titled the American Power Act (APA). Shortly after the bill's release, ICF International analyzed the measure and summarized its key provisions. Also included is a comparison to the Waxman/Markey legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in June 2009.

Authored By

  • Joel Bluestein

    Senior Vice PresidentICF International

    Joel Bluestein is a nationally recognized expert on the impacts of environmental and energy regulation. At ICF International, he has been directly involved in the development of most of the recently developed emission trading programs. He advises companies on the implications of greenhouse gas (GHG) regulation and assists in the development of GHG compliance and sustainability strategies.

    During his 30-year career, he has performed technology and market assessment, energy conservation project analysis, and long-term energy demand forecasting, and testified before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a registered Professional Engineer.

  • Steve Fine

    Vice PresidentICF International

    Steve Fine is an expert on environmental markets and has led numerous multistakeholder engagements, including the Edison Electric Institute, U.S. Climate Action Partnership, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), and Clean Energy Group. His work has concentrated on evaluating the economics of conventional and renewable energy resources within the context of developing environmental regulations. He was an invited panelist to a U.S. Senate roundtable discussion on the future of 3P and 4P legislation conducted by Senators Carper and Alexander.

    Mr. Fine has an M.A. in Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Insight Details

Published: May 13, 2010
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Source: ICF International

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