From the year 2013, Bill Frezza writes this startling piece related to "dozens of competing bills [that] are making their way through Congress seeking to reform the controversial 'American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009.'"
Among others, he discusses "The 'Strategic Biofuels Reserve Reform Act' [which] attempts to cap the amount of excess ethanol the Agriculture Department is allowed to purchase and withhold from the market each year", "the 'Promote Green Driving While Creating or Saving Jobs Act' [which] promises a $20,000 rebate to qualified purchasers of any of the 4.7 million unsold electric vehicles piling up on GM dealers' lots, and writes that "in an effort to keep the last of the nation's oil refineries from closing, the 'Save or Create Domestic Refinery Jobs Act' seeks to normalize the carbon penalty differential between domestically refined gasoline and imported gasoline."
Probably my favorites are a "bill intended to restart the stalled Cape Wind project [which] met stiff resistance from friends and family of the late Senator Edward Kennedy, claiming that erecting windmills near the coast of Cape Cod where Kennedy's ashes were spread would represent sacrilege" and "Waxman-Markey payments to low-income households designed to offset the higher cost of everything from transportation to home heating [which] were the subject of another bill titled the 'Adjustment to the Adjustment Act.'"
His conclusion: "Finally, meteorologists are projecting one of the coolest summers in years as average global temperatures continue to decline after remaining flat for over a decade despite rising greenhouse gas concentrations. Computer models indicating that the world should have ended by now are being checked for errors."