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House Dems introduce clean energy bill for net zero
Democratic leaders in the House last week introduced the Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s Future Act (the CLEAN Future Act, or H.R. 1512), a nearly 1,000-page piece of climate change–focused legislation establishing, among other things, a federal clean electricity standard that targets a 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2005 levels by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050.
The bill, a draft version of which was released in January 2020, presents a sweeping set of policy proposals, both sector-specific and economy-wide, to meet those targets. The final version includes a number of significant revisions to bring the legislation into closer alignment with President Biden’s climate policy campaign pledges. For example, the bill’s clean electricity standard would require all retail electricity suppliers to provide 80 percent clean energy to consumers by 2030 and 100 percent by 2035. (A six-page fact sheet detailing the updates is available online.)
I. Cook et al.
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 47 | Number 3 | April 2005 | Pages 384-392
Technical Paper | Fusion Energy - Experimental Devices and Advanced Designs | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST05-A719
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The European Power Plant Conceptual Study (PPCS) reported in the summer of 2004. Several conceptual designs ("Models") for commercial fusion power plants were developed, spanning a range from relatively near term to more substantial extrapolations. The parameters of the Models were chosen by systems analysis to be economically optimal, given the assigned constraints on plasma and technology performance. The conceptual designs were developed in some detail and analyses were made of their safety, environmental impacts and economic performance. The calculated cost of generating electricity from the Models is in the range of published estimates for the future costs from other sources. Even the near-term Models are economically viable. External costs are very low, for all the Models: similar to wind power and much less than for fossil fuels. Economic optimization of the designs did not jeopardize their safety and environmental performance. All the Models proved to have the attractive and substantial safety and environmental advantages found in earlier studies, now established with greater confidence.