Energy Bill addresses global change issues
Article first published online: 19 OCT 2006
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 73, Issue 46, page 490, 17 November 1992
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1992), Energy Bill addresses global change issues, Eos Trans. AGU, 73(46), 490–490, doi:10.1029/91EO00360.(
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Some energy implications of global warming were targeted in Title XVI of the Comprehensive National Energy Policy Act (HR776), which President Bush signed into law on October 24. Versions of the bill have undergone much debate and revision in both the House and Senate over the past several months.
The bill calls for the establishment of an Interagency Coordinating Council, which will oversee reports dictated by the bill. For example, the council will compare alternative policies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (emission caps, efficiency standards, and emissions trading). The council will be made up of the Secretary of Energy, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Interior, and representatives of other appropriate federal agencies.