The CAP and TRADE Hit parade!!

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    The Cap and Trade Hit Parade...

    SEC. 209. PROHIBITION OF RESTRICTIONS ON RESIDENTIAL INSTALLATION OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM.

    (a) Regulations- Within 180 days after the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, in consultation with the Secretary of Energy, shall issue regulations--

    (1) to prohibit any private covenant, contract provision, lease provision, homeowners' association rule or bylaw, or similar restriction, that impairs the ability of the owner or lessee of any residential structure designed for occupancy by 1 family to install, construct, maintain, or use a solar energy system on such residential property; and..

    So in this instance with the passage of the bill the Fed. will basically nullify any provisions of any homeowners associations or local and state laws with regards to
    installation of what they deem to be environmentally friendly..

    Sec 201
    `(2) ESTABLISHMENT BY SECRETARY-

    `(A) PROCEDURE- In order to establish a national energy efficiency building code as required under paragraph (1)(C), the Secretary shall--

    `(i) not later than 6 months prior to the effective date for each target, review existing and proposed codes published or under review by recognized developers of national energy codes and standards;

    `(ii) determine the percentage of energy efficiency improvements that are or would be achieved in such published or proposed code versions relative to the target;

    `(iii) propose improvements to such published or proposed code versions sufficient to meet or exceed the target; and

    `(iv) unless a finding is made under paragraph (1)(B) with respect to a code published by a recognized developer of national energy codes and standards, adopt a code that meets or exceeds the relevant national building code energy efficiency target by not later than 1 year after the effective date of each such target, and by not later than 15 months after the target is established under subsection (a)(1)(A).

    c) State Adoption of Energy Efficiency Building Codes-

    `(1) REQUIREMENT- Not later than 1 year after a national energy efficiency building code for residential or commercial buildings is established or revised under subsection (b), each State--

    `(A) shall--

    `(i) review and update the provisions of its building code regarding energy efficiency to meet or exceed the target met in the new national energy efficiency building code, to achieve equivalent or greater energy savings;

    `(ii) document, where local governments establish building codes, that local governments representing not less than 80 percent of the State's urban population have adopted the new national code, or have adopted local codes that meet or exceed the target met in the new national code to achieve equivalent or greater energy savings; or

    `(iii) adopt the new national code; and

    `(A) If the building is subject to the requirements of a State energy efficiency building code with respect to which a certification has been accepted by the Secretary under subsection (c)(2)(B) or a local energy efficiency building code with respect to which a certification has been accepted by the Secretary pursuant to subsection (e)(5), or the requirements of the national energy efficiency building code in a State where the State or locality has notified the Secretary of its intent to enforce the provisions of the national energy efficiency building code, a violation shall be determined pursuant to the relevant provisions of State or local law.

    `(g) Enforcement Procedures- The Secretary shall propose and, not later than 3 years after the date of enactment of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, shall define by rule violations of the energy efficiency building codes to be enforced by the Secretary pursuant to this section, and the penalties that shall apply to violators, in any jurisdiction in which the national energy efficiency building code has been made applicable under subsection (d)(1). To the extent that the Secretary determines that the authority to adopt and impose such violations and penalties by rule requires further statutory authority, the Secretary shall report such determination to Congress as soon as such determination is made, but not later than 1 year after the enactment of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009.


    I know this was long, and this bill is chalk full of thse little highlights all in the name of unproven science and a large scheme to enrich enviro-business. THIS BILL IS A MASSIVE TAX SCHEME and it constantly amazes me that some environmentalists will scream to high heaven for their first Amendment rights but see no problem in taking away the rights of others while cramming this nonsense down the Americna publics throat..

    GovTrack: H.R. 2454: Text of Legislation, Engrossed in House
     
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    they have prepared a special place in hell for al gore and his ilk.
     
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    I would urge everyone Willow to read as much of this bill as possible, one of the reasons I have been so outspoken on this topic is because this legislation is the most invasive piece of legislation I have ever seen.
     
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    Cool son can ps' with his lovely neighbors in their snooty gated community.. they have one of those big corner lots right at the entry too.

    Love it. :sarcasm:
     
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    Inalienable rights and property rights just ain't what they used to be.
     
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    SEC. 221. EMISSIONS STANDARDS.

    Title VIII of the Clean Air Act, as added by section 331 of this Act, is amended by inserting after part A the following new part:

    `PART B--MOBILE SOURCES

    `SEC. 821. GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION STANDARDS FOR MOBILE SOURCES.


    `(b) Nonroad Vehicles and Engines- (1) Pursuant to section 213(a)(4) and (5), the Administrator shall identify those classes or categories of new nonroad vehicles or engines, or combinations of such classes or categories, that, in the judgment of the Administrator, both contribute significantly to the total emissions of greenhouse gases from nonroad engines and vehicles, and provide the greatest potential for significant and cost-effective reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases. The Administrator shall promulgate standards applicable to emissions of greenhouse gases from these new nonroad engines or vehicles by December 31, 2012. The Administrator shall also promulgate standards applicable to emissions of greenhouse gases for such other classes and categories of new nonroad vehicles and engines as the Administrator determines appropriate and in the timeframe the Administrator determines appropriate. The Administrator shall base such determination, among other factors, on the relative contribution of greenhouse gas emissions, and the costs for achieving reductions, from such classes or categories of new nonroad engines and vehicles. The Administrator may revise these standards from time to time.

    I sure hope you don't plan on buying a new ATV or boat if this bill passes. Then you have to deal with your carbon footprint that your existing ATV's put out as well when you go to renew your permits. Again a VALUE ADDED TAX
     
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    5th Amend
    No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.


    I wonder if these people actually even know there is a such thing as the constitution when they compose these stupid bills like these...
     
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    moreso than the so-called "patriot act"? I'd say that's a little alarmist, eh?

    And I'm afraid I don't see the problem with making us more energy efficient and getting us off of foreign oil.

    Perhaps you can tell me what's onerous about that.

    Far more onerous is being price gouged by oil companies... but maybe that's just me.

    As far as I can tell, there is going to come a point where we simply can't generate adequate energy based on our current paradigm. That would lead to a total breakdown in societal norms. It might not happen now or in 20 years, but it will happen if we keep sitting on our butts and accommodating oil rich sheiks. We knew that during the 70's. It's time to stop being ostriches... when are we going to start? AFTER the civil wars over energy start?
     
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    seems it was more of a slippery slope than anyone ever imagined
     
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    SEC. 265. CONSUMER BEHAVIOR RESEARCH.

    (a) In General- The Secretary of Energy is authorized to establish a research program to identify the factors affecting consumer actions to conserve energy and make improvements in energy efficiency. Through the program the Secretary will make grants to public and private institutions of higher education to study the effects of consumer behavior on total energy use; potential energy savings from changes in consumption habits; the ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through changes in energy consumption habits; increase public awareness of Federal climate adaptation and mitigation programs; and the potential for alterations in consumer behavior to further American energy independence. Grants may also fund projects that evaluate or inform public knowledge of the effects of energy consumption habits on these topics.

    (b) Grants- The purpose of the program is to provide grants to public and private institutions of higher education to carry out projects which will improve understanding of the effects of consumer behavior on energy consumption and conservation. The Secretary shall make grants on a competitive basis for--

    (1) studies of the effects of consumer habits on energy consumption and conservation;

    (2) development of strategies that communicate the importance of energy efficiency and conservation to consumers;

    (3) identification of best practices to improve consumer energy use habits;

    (4) education programs that inform consumers about the implications of consumption habits on energy use and climate change;

    (5) evaluation of the effectiveness of programs designed to promote public awareness of Federal Government climate adaptation and mitigation activities; and

    (6) other projects that advance the mission of the program.

    (c) Report- The Secretary of Energy shall provide Congress with a report on progress towards establishing the program within 120 days after the date of enactment of this Act.

    (d) Authorization of Appropriations- There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out this section.

    This is the Govt. funded enviro-business INDOCTRINATION section....
     

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