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Quick Guide to H.R. 2454
« on: June 27, 2009, 09:36:30 pm »
**I have an idea of how we can all work together to wade through this muddy bill. This thread can serve as a tool to systematically go through the bill and cite all the garbage that it contains. After we go through it I can compile all of our citations and research into a logical PDF we can then disseminate to the blind public. If you want the full text of the bill see Pilikia's posts or download it straight from the source. For now I summarized the contents of this bill in a easy to read format. You can pick any part of the bill out for scrutiny, just make sure to place in front of your commentary a reference of the page or title you are refering to, I can connect the dots for you. Below you find the guide.. I will add another post of a example of the desired format of commentary.

Quick Guide to H.R. 2454 or H.R. ???? TBD by Real Patriots

Preface: The quick guide is designed to help the average person point out the problems with this bill. I will not quote every piece of this bill, if you must read it word for word please read it for yourself at the below mentioned source. This is merely the community of Patriot's interpretation of the bill with our legal basis for our objections based in the Constitution of these United States of America.

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<---BEGIN BILL--->

Purpose of Bill
To create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence,
reduce global warming pollution and transition to a clean
energy economy." - Page 1 of source

Also known as....
"American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009’’."  -Page 2, Line 5 of source

Table of Contents for Bill (each main section of the bill is broken into "Titles".. each subsection is broken into "Subtitle".. each subtitle will contain a section.. also known as "Sec.")

Table of Contents


Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
Sec. 2. Definitions.
Sec. 3. International participation.



Subtitle A—Combined Efficiency and Renewable Electricity Standard
   Sec. 101. Combined efficiency and renewable electricity standard.
   Sec. 102. Clarifying State authority to adopt renewable energy incentives.

Subtitle B—Carbon Capture and Sequestration
   Sec. 111. National strategy.
   Sec. 112. Regulations for geologic sequestration sites.
   ‘‘Sec. 813. Geologic sequestration sites.
   Sec. 113. Studies and reports.
   Sec. 114. Carbon capture and sequestration demonstration and early deployment program.
   Sec. 115. Commercial deployment of carbon capture and    sequestration technologies.
   ‘‘Sec. 786. Commercial deployment of carbon capture and sequestration technologies.
   Sec. 116. Performance standards for coal-fueled power plants.
   ‘‘Sec. 812. Performance standards for new coal-fired power plants.

Subtitle C—Clean Transportation
   Sec. 121. Electric vehicle infrastructure.
   Sec. 122. Large-scale vehicle electrification program.
   Sec. 123. Plug-in electric drive vehicle manufacturing.
   Sec. 124. Investment in clean vehicles.
   Sec. 125. Advanced technology vehicle manufacturing incentive loans.
   Sec. 126. Amendment to renewable fuels standard.
   Sec. 127. Open fuel standard.
   Sec. 128. Diesel emissions reduction.
   Sec. 129. Loan guarantees for projects to construct renewable fuel pipelines.

Subtitle D—State Energy and Environment Development Accounts
   Sec. 131. Establishment of SEED Accounts.
   Sec. 132. Support of State renewable energy and energy efficiency programs.
   Sec. 133. Support of Indian renewable energy and energy efficiency programs.

Subtitle E—Smart Grid Advancement
   Sec. 141. Definitions.
   Sec. 142. Assessment of Smart Grid cost effectiveness in products.
   Sec. 143. Inclusions of Smart Grid capability on appliance ENERGY GUIDE labels.
   Sec. 144. Smart Grid peak demand reduction goals.
   Sec. 145. Reauthorization of energy efficiency public information program to include Smart Grid information.
   Sec. 146. Inclusion of Smart Grid features in appliance rebate program.

Subtitle F—Transmission Planning
   Sec. 151. Transmission planning.
   Sec. 152. Net metering for Federal agencies.
   Sec. 153. Support for qualified advanced electric transmission manufacturing plants, qualified high efficiency transmission property, and qualified advanced electric transmission property.

Subtitle G—Technical Corrections to Energy Laws
   Sec. 161. Technical corrections to Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.
   Sec. 162. Technical corrections to Energy Policy Act of 2005.

Subtitle H—Energy and Efficiency Centers and Research
   Sec. 171. Energy Innovation Hubs.
   Sec. 172. Advanced energy research.
   Sec. 173. Building Assessment Centers.
   Sec. 174. Centers for Energy and Environmental Knowledge and Outreach.

Subtitle I—Nuclear and Advanced Technologies
   Sec. 181. Revisions to loan guarantee program authority.
   Sec. 182. Purpose.
   Sec. 183. Definitions.
   Sec. 184. Clean energy investment fund.
   Sec. 185. Energy technology deployment goals.
   Sec. 186. Clean energy deployment administration.
   Sec. 187. Direct support.
   Sec. 188. Indirect support.
   Sec. 189. Federal credit authority.
   Sec. 190. General provisions.
   Sec. 191. Conforming amendments.

Subtitle J—Miscellaneous
   Sec. 195. Increased hydroelectric generation at existing Federal facilities.
   Sec. 196. Clean technology business competition grant program.
   Sec. 197. National Bioenergy Partnership.
   Sec. 198. Office of Consumer Advocacy.



Subtitle A—Building Energy Efficiency Programs
   Sec. 201. Greater energy efficiency in building codes.
   Sec. 202. Building retrofit program.
   Sec. 203. Energy efficient manufactured homes.
   Sec. 204. Building energy performance labeling program.
   Sec. 205. Tree planting programs.
   Sec. 206. Energy efficiency for data center buildings.

Subtitle B—Lighting and Appliance Energy Efficiency Programs
   Sec. 211. Lighting efficiency standards.
   Sec. 212. Other appliance efficiency standards.
   Sec. 213. Appliance efficiency determinations and procedures.
   Sec. 214. Best-in-Class Appliances Deployment Program.
   Sec. 215. WaterSense.
   Sec. 216. Federal procurement of water efficient products.
   Sec. 217. Water efficient product rebate programs.
   Sec. 218. Certified stoves program.
   Sec. 219. Energy Star standards.

Subtitle C—Transportation Efficiency
   Sec. 221. Emissions standards.
   ‘‘Sec. 821. Greenhouse gas emission standards for mobile sources.
   Sec. 222. Greenhouse gas emissions reductions through transportation efficiency.
   ‘‘Sec. 841. Greenhouse gas emissions reductions through transportation efficiency.
   Sec. 223. SmartWay transportation efficiency program.
   ‘‘Sec. 822. SmartWay transportation efficiency program.
   Sec. 224. State vehicle fleets.

Subtitle D—Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs
   Sec. 241. Industrial plant energy efficiency standards.
   Sec. 242. Electric and thermal waste energy recovery award program.
   Sec. 243. Clarifying election of waste heat recovery financial incentives.
   Sec. 244. Motor market assessment and commercial awareness program.
   Sec. 245. Motor efficiency rebate program.

Subtitle E—Improvements in Energy Savings Performance Contracting
   Sec. 251. Energy savings performance contracts.

Subtitle F—Public Institutions
   Sec. 261. Public institutions.
   Sec. 262. Community energy efficiency flexibility.
   Sec. 263. Small community joint participation.
   Sec. 264. Low income community energy efficiency program.

Subtitle G—Miscellaneous
   Sec. 271. Energy efficient information and communications technologies.
   Sec. 272. National energy efficiency goals.
   Sec. 273. Affiliated island energy independence team.
   Sec. 274. Product carbon disclosure program.

The bill becomes very disorganized after title II, it looks like they have combined some of the titles that the house refused to add to the bill. I guess this is where the 300 pages that didn't get added, gets injected haphazardly into the below titles.


   Sec. 301. Short title.

Subtitle A—Reducing Global Warming Pollution
   Sec. 311. Reducing global warming pollution.

   ‘‘Sec. 701. Findings and purpose.
   ‘‘Sec. 702. Economy-wide reduction goals.
   ‘‘Sec. 703. Reduction targets for specified sources.
   ‘‘Sec. 704. Supplemental pollution reductions.
   ‘‘Sec. 705. Review and program recommendations.
   ‘‘Sec. 706. National Academy review.
   ‘‘Sec. 707. Presidential response and recommendations.

   ‘‘Sec. 711. Designation of greenhouse gases.
   ‘‘Sec. 712. Carbon dioxide equivalent value of greenhouse gases.
   ‘‘Sec. 713. Greenhouse gas registry.

   ‘‘Sec. 721. Emission allowances.
   ‘‘Sec. 722. Prohibition of excess emissions.
   ‘‘Sec. 723. Penalty for noncompliance.
   ‘‘Sec. 724. Trading.
   ‘‘Sec. 725. Banking and borrowing.
   ‘‘Sec. 726. Strategic reserve.
   ‘‘Sec. 727. Permits.
   ‘‘Sec. 728. International emission allowances.

   ‘‘Sec. 731. Offsets Integrity Advisory Board.
   ‘‘Sec. 732. Establishment of offsets program.
   ‘‘Sec. 733. Eligible project types.
   ‘‘Sec. 734. Requirements for offset projects.
   ‘‘Sec. 735. Approval of offset projects.
   ‘‘Sec. 736. Verification of offset projects.
   ‘‘Sec. 737. Issuance of offset credits.
   ‘‘Sec. 738. Audits.
   ‘‘Sec. 739. Program review and revision.
   ‘‘Sec. 740. Early offset supply.
   ‘‘Sec. 741. Environmental considerations.
   ‘‘Sec. 742. Trading.
   ‘‘Sec. 743. International offset credits.

   ‘‘Sec. 751. Definitions.
   ‘‘Sec. 752. Findings.
   ‘‘Sec. 753. Supplemental emissions reductions through reduced deforestation.
   ‘‘Sec. 754. Requirements for international deforestation reduction program.
   ‘‘Sec. 755. Reports and reviews.
   ‘‘Sec. 756. Legal effect of part.
   Sec. 312. Definitions.
   ‘‘Sec. 700. Definitions.
Subtitle B—Disposition of Allowances
   Sec. 321. Disposition of allowances for global warming pollution reduction program.

   ‘‘Sec. 781. Allocation of allowances for supplemental reductions.
   ‘‘Sec. 782. Allocation of emission allowances.
   ‘‘Sec. 783. Electricity consumers.
   ‘‘Sec. 784. Natural gas consumers.
   ‘‘Sec. 785. Home heating oil, propane, and kerosene consumers.
   ‘‘Sec. 787. Allocations to refineries.
   ‘‘Sec. 788. øSECTION RESERVED¿. _ WTF is this??? Reserved for the highest corporate bidder.
   ‘‘Sec. 789. Climate change consumer refunds.
   ‘‘Sec. 790. Exchange for State-issued allowances.
   Sec. 791. Auction procedures.
   ‘‘Sec. 792. Auctioning allowances for other entities.
   ‘‘Sec. 793. Establishment of funds.
   ‘‘Sec. 794. Oversight of allocations.

Subtitle C—Additional Greenhouse Gas Standards
   Sec. 331. Greenhouse gas standards.

   ‘‘Sec. 801. Definitions.
   ‘‘Sec. 811. Standards of performance.

   ‘‘Sec. 831. Criteria pollutants.
   ‘‘Sec. 832. International air pollution.
   ‘‘Sec. 833. Hazardous air pollutants.
   ‘‘Sec. 834. New source review.
   ‘‘Sec. 835. Title V permits.
   Sec. 332. HFC Regulation.
   Sec. 333. Black carbon.

   ‘‘Sec. 851. Black carbon.
   Sec. 334. States.
   Sec. 335. State programs.

   ‘‘Sec. 861. State programs.
   ‘‘Sec. 862. Grants for support of air pollution control programs.
   Sec. 336. Enforcement.
   Sec. 337. Conforming amendments.
   Sec. 338. Davis-Bacon compliance.
   Sec. 339. National strategy for domestic biological carbon sequestration.
   Subtitle D—Carbon Market Assurance
   Sec. 341. Carbon market assurance.

Subtitle E—Additional Market Assurance
   Sec. 351. Regulation of certain transactions in derivatives involving energy commodities.
   Sec. 352. No effect on authority of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
   Sec. 353. Inspector General of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
   Sec. 354. Settlement and clearing through registered derivatives clearing organizations.
   Sec. 355. Limitation on eligibility to purchase a credit default swap.
   Sec. 356. Transaction fees.
   Sec. 357. No effect on antitrust law or authority of the Federal Trade Commission.
   Sec. 358. Regulation of carbon derivatives markets.
   Sec. 359. Cease-and-desist authority.



Subtitle A—Ensuring Real Reductions in Industrial Emissions
   Sec. 401. Ensuring real reductions in industrial emissions.

   ‘‘Sec. 761. Purposes.
   ‘‘Sec. 762. International negotiations.
   ‘‘Sec. 763. Definitions.
         ‘‘Sec. 764. Eligible industrial sectors.
         ‘‘Sec. 765. Distribution of emission allowance rebates.
‘         ‘Sec. 766. International reserve allowance program.
         ‘‘Sec. 767. Presidential reports and determinations.

Subtitle B—Green Jobs and Worker Transition

   Sec. 421. Clean energy curriculum development grants.
   Sec. 422. Increased funding for energy worker training program.

   Sec. 425. Petitions, eligibility requirements, and determinations.
   Sec. 426. Program benefits.
   Sec. 427. General provisions.

Subtitle C—Consumer Assistance
   Sec. 431. Energy refund program.
   Sec. 432. Modification of earned income credit amount for individuals with no qualifying children.
   Sec. 433. Protection of Social Security and Medicare trust funds.

Subtitle D—Exporting Clean Technology
   Sec. 441. Findings and purposes.
   Sec. 442. Definitions.
   Sec. 443. Governance.
   Sec. 444. Determination of eligible countries.
   Sec. 445. Qualifying activities.
   Sec. 446. Assistance.

Subtitle E—Adapting to Climate Change


      Sec. 451. Global change research and data management.
      Sec. 452. National Climate Service.
      Sec. 453. State programs to build resilience to climate change impacts.

      Sec. 461. Sense of Congress on public health and climate change.
      Sec. 462. Relationship to other laws.
      Sec. 463. National strategic action plan.
      Sec. 464. Advisory board.
      Sec. 465. Reports.
      Sec. 466. Definitions.
      Sec. 467. Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Fund.

      Sec. 471. Purposes.
      Sec. 472. Natural resources climate change adaptation policy.
      Sec. 473. Definitions.
      Sec. 474. Council on Environmental Quality.
      Sec. 475. Natural Resources Climate Change Adaptation Panel.
      Sec. 476. Natural Resources Climate Change Adaptation Strategy.
      Sec. 477. Natural resources adaptation science and information.
      Sec. 478. Federal natural resource agency adaptation plans.
      Sec. 479. State natural resources adaptation plans.
      Sec. 480. Natural Resources Climate Change Adaptation Fund.
      Sec. 481. National Wildlife Habitat and Corridors Information Program.
      Sec. 482. Additional provisions regarding Indian tribes.

   Sec. 491. Findings and purposes.
   Sec. 492. Definitions.
   Sec. 493. International Climate Change Adaptation Program.
   Sec. 494. Distribution of allowances.
   Sec. 495. Bilateral assistance.

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Re: Quick Guide to H.R. 2454
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2009, 09:42:23 pm »
I will start off with some stuff I found.

Page 331
24 (1) Residential Energy Services Network
25 (RESNET) or Building Performance Institute

Page 332
1 (BPI) analyst certification of residential building en
2 ergy and environment auditors, inspectors, and rat
3 ers, or an equivalent certification system as deter
4 mined by the Administrator.
5 (2) BPI certification or licensing by States of
6 residential building energy and environmental ret
7 rofit contractors, or an equivalent certification or li
8 censing system as determined by the Administrator.

- Seems to be setting up the green police, the green police will be referred to as RESNET officials. Also looks like you will need to be part of this institute to conduct contracting services. Obviously they will decide who is ok.

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Re: Quick Guide to H.R. 2454
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2009, 09:45:17 pm »

Thanks for the quick guide.


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Re: Quick Guide to H.R. 2454
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2009, 09:54:54 pm »
page 332
9 (3) Provision of BPI, RESNET, or other ap
10 propriate information on equipment and procedures,
11 as determined by the Administrator, that contractors
12 can use to test the energy and environmental effi
13 ciency of buildings effectively (such as infrared pho
14 tography and pressurized testing, and tests for water
15 use and indoor air quality).

- They mention infrared photography as a acceptable means to determine if your dwelling is up to code. Also it is green to pressure test a building??? What garbage...


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Re: Quick Guide to H.R. 2454
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2009, 10:05:51 pm »
"page 365
14 (j) PUBLIC OUTREACH.—The Secretary of Energy
15 and the Administrator, in consultation with nonprofit and
16 industry stakeholders with specialized expertise, and in
17 conjunction with other energy efficiency public awareness
18 efforts, shall establish a business and consumer education
19 program to increase awareness about the importance of
20 building energy efficiency and to facilitate widespread use
21 of the labeling program established under this section."

-Who is going to pay for this awareness?? The tax payers of course. Human caused G.W. can't be proven. I know the temps of the are I'm living in are about 5-10 degrees cooler than normal because of reduced sun spot activity. So they will steal our tax dollars based on a lie?


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Re: Quick Guide to H.R. 2454
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2009, 10:29:47 pm »
From Title I Clean Energy Subtitle F—Transmission Planning Section 152. Net Metering for Federal Agencies
page 170
21 (a) STANDARD.—Subsection (b) of section 113 of the
22 Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C.
23 2623) is amended by adding the following new paragraph
24 at the end thereof:"

page 172
3 ‘‘(2)(A) The standard under paragraph (6) of section
4 113(b) shall require that each electric utility shall arrange
5 to provide to the Government office or agency that quali
6 fies for net metering an electrical energy meter capable
7 of net metering and measuring, to the maximum extent
8 practicable, the flow of electricity to or from the customer,
9 using a single meter and single register, the cost of which
10 shall be recovered from the customer.

- Your power usage stats will flow directly to a government agency and you will pay for it! This meter could be a smart meter, could have audio/video input capabilities..isn't this 1984?? Damn it!! This seems to be the trojan horse to get into your house and monitor you.

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Re: Quick Guide to H.R. 2454
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2009, 02:37:07 pm »
So basically this bill will give the government complete control over our lives.

Well, the government does know best, don't they. Besides, it's our government and our president, they know what's best for us, we did elect him after all.

Don't worry, we just have to sacrifice a few freedoms to keep us safe from the terrorists and to save the earth from global warming, if we all just believe in the president he will make sure this country stays the course and everything will be just fine.

I am the Weaving Spider, I spin my web to catch the Owl of Bohemia.

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Re: Quick Guide to H.R. 2454
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2009, 08:49:42 pm »
My district Rep. John McHugh voted for the bill.  How convenient that he is one of only (eight?) republicans that voted in favor of it, and he probably will not be up for re-election next term since he was nominated for Secretary of the Army.  Our political system at work.   


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Re: Quick Guide to H.R. 2454
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2009, 10:03:59 pm »
So basically this bill will give the government complete control over our lives.

Well, the government does know best, don't they. Besides, it's our government and our president, they know what's best for us, we did elect him after all.

Don't worry, we just have to sacrifice a few freedoms to keep us safe from the terrorists and to save the earth from global warming, if we all just believe in the president he will make sure this country stays the course and everything will be just fine.

Well. I forced myself to read much of this bill and it seems like all the invasion of privacy (control) sections can be refused if you disconnect from the grid.

See I don't think this bill goes after your constitutional rights directly, it does it in a indirect way.. so it goes after you through the "power grid" i.e. your local power company. I suppose I would equate the monitoring of your power to a low-flow toilet (it just isn't enough water).. what will happen is your "smart home" will auto adjust the thermostat to whatever temp. is mandated.. lets say 72 degrees.. so basically if you can envision being in your cold house (your house is cold because it is old and only has a few vents. and each vent has a sensor that reads the temp and reports back to the agency) and just having a very small stream of hot air come out of your vents... you want to complain? well call up the agency (think it will be called resnet, don't quote me I may have read that part wrong). If you are lucky they may "give" you some more heat.. maybe you will pay a surcharge for it.. also they may fine you because your house should be up to code and not be cold. So they come out and do some infrared photography (from a public street) and find some spots in your home where the insulation is weak. You will then get a letter saying you have X days to comply with building code law XYZ or you will be evicted as your house will be deemed unfit to inhabit. In this nightmare scenario I would envision RESNET agents as building inspectors on steriods.

Also, like others on this forum have said they will find a way to go after people off the grid. And that is already being done by NAZI land use and zoning laws. If anyone has doubts look up Oregon's land use/zoning laws ( Of course the sheep don't know that through zoning laws they are being literally corralled into smaller places. The enviro-nazis will also talk about how important forest lands are even though most forest lands are actually deserts in the natural world due to the acidity of the soil but they don't know that they just don't want to hurt the trees.