The legislation passed by the US Senate Monday was downright frankensteinian: a pile of unrelated bills stitched together. Apart from the pandemic relief measures, it contained thousands of pages of government funding and tax credit extensions, like a semester’s worth of homework stapled to the final exam.
But in the end, it includes the most significant federal energy and climate policy in years, setting the agenda for Department of Energy research programs and authorizing higher funding levels for clean energy priorities…
The legislation also includes the Energy Act of 2020, which lays out a lengthy to-do list for the Department of Energy and others. There is far too much in the act to detail it all, but [the article features] some highlights.
There are lots of if’s in the coming year. It will take a Herculean effort to clear the knee-deep shit overlaying many useful agencies. Criminal corporate flunkies musr be flushed down the same toilet of history that awaits Trumpublicans and hisself. Then, the need to rebuild and, of course, better than before.
I’m not certain if the Biden crowd and the Dems as currently constituted are capable of much [or all] of that. Reforming the Democratic Party into a progressive political party never made me salivate in the past…and still doesn’t. But, we all try our best, eh?