It was eight months ago that the U.S. Senate — in a display of bipartisanship that seems quaint by the measuring stick of 2016 — passed a broad energy bill.
The Energy Policy Modernization Act, sponsored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), would address grid modernization, efficiency efforts and reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. If passed, it would be the first bipartisan energy bill in almost a decade.
Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.