As expected the bill contains basically the same HFC provisions as the House and Senate bills from last year. the only significant change is that the HFC phase down begins one year later in 2013 instead of 2012, the the phase down levels are the same.
Also attached is a discussion draft of the Senate climate bill entitled the “American Power Act” that was released recently. Also attached are a short summary and a section-by-section summary. It is expected that discussions will take place over the next month on how to package the climate provisions with Senator Bingaman’s energy bill while the EPA analysis of the bill is pending.
To review the APA summary click here: APA Short Summary
To review the HFC provisions of the bill, please click here: Climate Change Legislation