Details of $36 Billion Bipartisan US Energy Plan

Key elements of National Commission on Energy Policy proposal

Published: 09-Dec-2004

WASHINGTON - The bipartisan National Commission on Energy Policy on Wednesday urged the US Congress to end a two-year stalemate and adopt a broad package of proposals addressing climate change, oil security, natural gas supplies and fuel efficiency in vehicles.

The commission said it based its recommendations on cost-effectiveness, consumer impacts, flexibility for adjustment when conditions change, ease of implementation, and political viability. The package would cost about $36 billion over 10 years, an amount that could be raised from selling emission allowances for greenhouse gases.

Key recommendations to Congress included:

The complete report was to be published on the commission's Web site at



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