Bloomberg writer Simon Lomax reported yesterday that, “Legislation to cap greenhouse gas emissions from industrial polluters may be set aside this year in favor of a measure that ramps up electricity production from renewable sources such as wind farms, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said.
“The ‘smaller energy bill,’ which includes a national renewable electricity standard, has the support of ‘a couple of Republicans,’ the Nevada Democrat said in an interview on Univision network’s ‘Al Punto’ program. He didn’t name them.
“A ‘big’ energy bill limiting the greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels such as coal and oil doesn’t have Republican support, Reid said in yesterday’s interview. The 57 Democratic senators and the two independents who caucus with them usually need the support of at least one Republican to pass major legislation.”