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Bills in Congress for Greenhouse Gas Cuts and Worker Transition

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Current Laws

Bills in Congress, and Current Laws

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Deutch +78 cosponsors

Van Hollen and Beyer

Larson +7

O'Halleran +3

Whitehouse +3 and Blumenauer +1

Coons +1 and Panetta +5

Delaney +2

Gabbard +46

Curbelo +1

McKinley +1

Sanders +2

Trade Adjust-ment Assis-tance (TAA)

Work­force Innova­tion & Opportu­nity Act (WIOA)

Bill numbers in 2020

HR763

S940 + HR1960

HR4142

HR4318

S1128

S2284 + HR4051

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill numbers in 2018

S3791+ HR7173

S2352+ HR4889

HR4209

 

S1639+ HR3420

 

HR2014

HR 3671

HR6463

HR6819

S2398 (2015)

19USC 12-II-2

29USC 3174 + 3225

Name

Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend

Healthy Climate & Family Security

America Wins

PROMISE

American Opportunity Carbon Fee

Climate Action Rebate

Tax Pollution, Not Profits

OFF

MARKET CHOICE

HELP

Clean Energy Worker Just Transition

 

 

Funded by carbon fee per ton, if any

$15 + $10 /yr fossil CO2e and 10% as much on F-gases[1]

Auction price fossil CO2 as if burnt

$52 +6%/year over CPI CO2

none

$52 +2%/year over CPI CO2 as if burnt

$15 + $15 /yr fossil CO2e and 20% as much on F-gases[2]

$30 +4%/yr CO2e

none, cut tax benefits, 80% clean energy by 2027, 100% by 2035

$24 +2%/yr over CPI fossil CO2e as if burnt

none

none

 

 

Revenue projected in first 10 years

$3 trillion, REMI[3]

$2 trillion[4]

$2 trillion, EMF[5]

none

$2 trillion, EMF

$4 trillion[6]

 

$1.5 billion

$1 trillion, Columbia[7]

none

 

 

 

Set aside for former energy workers

none

none

unknown part of $7 billion /year

unknown

unknown part of $10 billion /year

2%, modeled on TAA[8]

2% for 10 years

 

2.25%

$500 million /year

$3 billion /year

 

 

Health benefits

 

 

X

 

state option

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

 

Early retirement

 

 

X

 

state option

X

X

X

X

 

X

 

 

Training

 

 

X

X

state option

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Relocation expenses

 

 

 

X

state option

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

X

Extended unemployment benefits

 

 

 

 

state option

 

 

X

 

X

X

X

 

Jobs

 

 

 

 

state option

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pay Supplement if they take another job

 

 

 

 

state option

X

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

Business start-up incubator and seed money

 

 

 

 

state option

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commuting expenses if a worker needs to travel far, but not move

 

 

 

 

state option

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job search costs and advice

 

 

X

X

state option

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

X

Weatherization+retrofit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Payments to local governments

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

House links

hr763/text

hr1960/text

hr4209/text

hr4318/text

hr3420/text

hr4051/text

hr2014/text

hr3671/text

hr6463/text

hr6819/text

summary

benefits

workers

Senate links

bill-text

s...text

 

 

s1639/text

s...text

 

 

 

 

s2398/text

law

law

Fossil fuel workers eligible no matter what made their job disappear?

na

na

Y

N

Y

Y

N

Y

N

N

Y

N

Y

 

Subcommittees which Bills Have Been Assigned to in 2020 (Senate bills not yet assigned to subcommittees)

 

HR 763

Energy Subctte, of Ctte on Energy + Commerce

 

HR 4051

Health Subctte, of Ctte on Veterans' Affairs

Conservation + Forestry Subctte, of Ctte on Agriculture

Water, Oceans, + Wildlife Subctte, of Ctte on Natural Resources

Energy + Mineral Resources Subctte, of Ctte on Natural Resources

National Parks, Forests, + Public Lands Subctte, of Ctte on Natural Resources

 

HR 4142

Energy + Mineral Resources Subctte, of Ctte on Natural Resources

Water Resources + Environment Subctte, of Ctte on Transportation + Infrastructure

Highways + Transit Subctte, of Ctte on Transportation + Infrastructure

Railroads, Pipelines, + Hazardous Materials Subctte, of Ctte on Transportation + Infrastructure

Aviation Subctte, of Ctte on Transportation + Infrastructure

 

HR 4318

Energy + Mineral Resources Subctte, of Ctte on Natural Resources

National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Subctte, of Ctte on Natural Resources

Indigenous Peoples Subctte, of Ctte on Natural Resources

 



[1] Fee is based on "use" of the gas, not leaks, after it enters the transmission system (9901(o)), plus fuels emitted to atmosphere (9901(f)(5). Some authors ignore 9901(f)(5) and say it omits methane leaks. 10% on fluorinated gases is in 9904(b)(2).

Imports also pay border adjustment on leaks from wells and storage (9908((c)(1)(A) "full fuel cycle greenhouse gas emissions" defined in 9901(l) and (t) "fuel's upstream greenhouse gas emissions").

[2] Fee is based on "use" of the gas, not leaks, after it enters the transmission system (9901(o)), plus fuels emitted to atmosphere (9901(f)(5). Some authors ignore 9901(f)(5) and say it omits methane leaks. 10% on fluorinated gases is in 9904(b)(2).

Imports also pay border adjustment on leaks from wells and storage (9908((c)(1)(A) "full fuel cycle greenhouse gas emissions" defined in 9901(l) and (t) "fuel's upstream greenhouse gas emissions").

[3] REMI 2014. Nystrom, Scott, and Patrick Luckow. "The Economic, Climate, Fiscal, Power, and Demographic Impact of a National Fee-and-Dividend Carbon Tax ." REMI and Synapse Study, Regional Economic Model Institute, 9 June 2014, eenews.net/assets/2014/06/09/document_cw_01.pdf

[4] Resources for the Future Carbon Pricing Initiative estimates it will have similar price and emissions as $52/tonne price, rising slightly, which EMF 32 estimates will collect $2 trillion over 10 years https://www.rff.org/cpc/

[5] McFarland, James R., et al. “Overview of The EMF 32 Study on U.S. Carbon Tax Scenarios.” Climate Change Economics, vol. 9, no. 1, 20 Mar. 2018, p. 22, worldscientific.com/doi/pdf/10.1142/S201000781840002X

[6] Climate Action Rebate starts the same as the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, and rises 50% faster, so will raise about a third more.

[7] Columbia analysis of Curbelo bill: energypolicy.columbia.edu/research/report/emissions-energy-and-economic-implications-curbelo-carbon-tax-proposal

[8] 40% of 5%, modeled on TAA, 9512(c)(3)(A)(iv) and 9512(g)(1).