In a release yesterday the Green Party (US) went after the Energy Bill in Congress, calling it “dangerously inadequate and a concession to polluting industries”.
“The Energy Bill passed by the US House of Representatives is not a transition to a sustainable energy future,” said Audrey Clement, a Virginia Green and member of the Eco-Action Committee. “It moves us in the wrong direction by subsidizing more coal and nuclear power, and it”s far too weak in its support of earth-gentle renewable energies and in its effort to reduce carbon emissions.”
Greens called the the bill’s cap on greenhouse gas emissions a fraction of what it should be and said that the cap is undermined by the allowance of annual “offsets” that allow polluters to keep polluting.
“These offsets are a handout to large corporations,” said Ms. Clement.
Read it all below.