Support Senator Feinstein’s CLEAN Leadership
The Clean Coalition is committed to making CLEAN Programs a reality across the nation, and applauds Senator Feinstein’s leadership on eliminating obstacles.
The Clean Coalition supports Senator Dianne Feinstein’s efforts on Senate Appropriations Bill (HR2354), which clarifies that States have the authority to implement Clean Local Energy Accessible Now (CLEAN) Contracts. In particular, the Clean Coalition supports the language offered by Senator Jeff Bingaman and vetted with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and the Office of California Governor Brown, as follows:
“Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Commission shall issue such regulations as are necessary to clarify that the avoided cost determined under section 210(b) of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 may differ by technology to take into account a State’s requirement that a utility purchase electric energy generated by specified technologies.”
CLEAN Contracts will allow states to implement the world’s most proven policy mechanism for deploying cost-effective renewable energy, while stimulating the associated increase in jobs and other economic benefits that are so critically needed around the country.
The Clean Coalition is committed to making CLEAN Programs a reality across the nation, and applauds Senator Feinstein’s leadership on eliminating obstacles. Other organizations are encouraged to support HR2354 by writing a letter to Senator Feinstein’s office. Several of the Clean Coalition’s CLEAN California Campaign partners, including the Truman National Security Project, the American Biogas Council, and the Distributed Wind Energy Association, have already submitted letters of support.
Read the Clean Coalition’s Support Letter for HR2354 and the Sample Support Letter for HR2354 and Fact Sheet.