It has been eight years since US lawmakers have attempted to craft comprehensive energy legislation. Past attempts have mandated widespread use of renewable fuels and extended Daylight Savings Time, among other things.
Now, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is attempting to stitch together a range of separate energy policy ideas into a common package. The committee has held three hearings so far, with one more set for 9 June. Its members have considered 70 separate bills that might be included in the package that committee chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) hopes to introduce later this summer. Continue reading