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WRI Summary of the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (Kerry-Boxer)

This summary provides a concise overview of the Chairman’s Mark of the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (CEJAPA), released by Senator Boxer on October 23, 2009.

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[!]Note:[/!] This summary was originally posted on October 6th. It was revised to reflect changes in the Chairman's markup. You can download the original summary here.

The CEJAPA consists of two divisions:

  • Division A: Authorizes new greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards, creates new programs for energy, research and development (R&D), adaptation, transition assistance and other purposes
  • Division B: Authorizes the establishment of GHG emission caps and directs the investment of allowance value to various programs including those established or revised in Division A.

This summary roughly follows the structure of the bill; it deviates from this structure where we believe grouping related components together facilitates understanding of the bill. The legislation contains some placeholders that are likely to be clarified in subsequent stages of the legislative process. For more information on specific components of the CEJAPA, please refer to the actual legislative language as referenced by section and page number in this document.

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