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Short Title(s) as Introduced

Clean Energy Standard Act of 2019

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to amend the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 to establish a market-oriented standard for clean electric energy generation, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
05/08/2019Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

Date All Actions
05/08/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S2745-2746)
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (5)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM]* 05/08/2019
Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA]* 05/08/2019
Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI]* 05/08/2019
Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI]* 05/08/2019
Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM] 06/26/2019

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Energy and Natural Resources05/08/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (05/08/2019)

Clean Energy Standard Act of 2019

This bill addresses clean energy standards.

Among other things, the bill

  • requires retail electricity suppliers to sell a certain quantity of clean electric energy;
  • establishes a federal clean energy credit trading program;
  • subjects retail electricity suppliers to civil penalties for noncompliance with requirements;
  • establishes a state energy efficiency, clean energy deployment, and electric bill reduction program;
  • requires the Department of Energy (DOE) to facilitate coordination between the federal clean energy program and state clean and renewable energy programs;
  • requires the National Academy of Sciences to periodically evaluate all aspects of the federal clean energy standard; and
  • directs DOE to establish a program for the research, development, demonstration, and deployment of clean energy technologies and portfolios.