The 60-page document analyzes the legislation as it addresses tax benefits for traditional and alternative fuel sources, offshore drilling and Alaska development, nuclear energy, Daylight Savings, alternative fuels, energy efficiency, and electricity market reform. The eBook also provides a detailed summary of Title XII of the legislation, which covers the American electricity sector. In multiple tables, the publication summarizes important electricity sector-related action dates.
In addition, the eBook provides background on which U.S. congressional body supported each of the contending issues in the Electricity Title XII, including sections covering electric reliability standards, siting of interstate electric transmission facilities, third-party finance, advanced transmission technologies, funding new interconnection and transmission upgrades, market transparency rules, sanctity of contract and electric utility mergers.
Finally, the publication identifies IEEE-USA priority issues on current and future energy policy affecting advanced transmission technologies, development of advanced nuclear power, hybrid-electric vehicles and electric transportation, and renewable energy technologies. According to Meyer, the eBook author, further input from professional societies, including the IEEE, and others, will be crucial as the legislation is implemented.
Still pending are final rules on Electric Reliability Organization implementation and reliability standards, an inventory report on renewable energy resources, a study on the future location of national interest electric transmission corridors, and a report on demand-response resources and advanced electricity metering.
Patrick Meyer is a graduate student in public policy at the Rochester Institute of Technology and was an energy intern at IEEE-USA in Washington during the summer of 2005.
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