Energy Unions Urge Democrats To Add ‘Transition Fee’ To Climate Bill

July 8, 2020
Seven heavy-industry trade unions are urging House Democrats drafting ambitious climate change legislation to consider imposing an “energy transition fee,” such as a wires charge on electricity users or a fee on energy production, to provide the revenue stream they say is needed to help displaced workers and to promote carbon-sequestration research. The unions shared a series of recommendations earlier this month with Democrats on the House Energy & Commerce Committee, which early this year floated comprehensive climate legislation including...

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