Bill Name: Energy for the Future Act of 2006
Bill Description: WHEREAS: Global Warming has the potential to raise sea levels significantly over the next half century

WHEREAS: A significant raise in sea level would flood several heavily populated US cities such as New York City, New Orleans, Ocean City, San Francisco, Oakland, and many, many others.

WHEREAS: Most of the US Population lives within 100 miles of either the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans, the Gulf of Mexico, or the Great Lakes

WHEREAS: Significantly increased global temperatures could hurt US Agriculture

WHEREAS: The vast majority of scientists attribute global warming to an increase in Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, especially Carbon Dioxide.

WHEREAS: The US is the largest producer of Carbon Dioxide in the world

WHEREAS: Most US CO2 emissions come from automobiles and power plants

WHEREAS: The fuel mix E85 (85% Ethanol, 15% Gasoline) is a good idea on paper, but if all the agricultural output of the US was put toward making E85 from corn, production would be FAR too low to meet the US's fuel needs.

WHEREAS: Production of Ethanol raises prices of food staples such as corn, threatening the livelihood of those who live in extreme poverty (especially in Mexico)

WHEREAS: Car prototypes such as the Telsa Roadster have proven that electric engines can compete with gasoline engines in terms of power and acceleration (the Roadster can accelerate from 0 to 60 in just over 4 seconds)
Be it resolved:

Section 1 (Steps to reduce greenhouse emissions from automobiles):

(A): Effective immediately, the US government will supply 1,000,000,000 dollars a year until 2027 to the Department of Transportation for the purpose of funding research into producing electric cars capable of competing with gasoline cars on their own merits in the consumer market

(B): By 2010, the CAFE standards will be raised to 31 miles per gallon

(C): By 2010, the minimum threshold for the gas guzzler tax will be raised to 25.5 MPG

(Di): Starting in 2010 and ending in 2027, anyone who buys a new pure electric car will be eligible for a 5,000 dollar tax credit
(Dii): Starting in 2010, anyone in the lower two tax brackets who buys a new pure electric car will be eligible for a 10,000 dollar tax credit.

(E): In 2011, the Federal Gas Tax will be raised to 80 cents per gallon (it is currently around 18 cents a gallon)

(F): By 2015, CAFE standards will be raised to 36 miles per gallon

(G): By 2015, the minimum threshold for the gas guzzler tax will be raised to 29 mpg

(F): By 2017, at least 30% of the automobiles sold by all auto manufacturers in the US must be pure electric, and 65% have to be either pure electric or electric-gasoline hybrid. If this standard is not met, the auto manufacturer who does not meet it will be fined 25 dollars per percentage point under each standard not met multiplied by that companies domestic sales of new cars.

(H): By 2020, CAFE standards will be raised to 42 miles per gallon

(I): By 2020, the minimum threshold for the gas guzzler tax will be raised to 33.5 mpg

(J): In 2020, the Federal Gas Tax will be raised to 1.80$ (a 1 dollar increase)

(K): By 2025, at least 60% of the automobiles sold by all auto manufacturers in the US must be pure electric, and 95% must be either pure electric or gas-electric hybrid. If this standard is not met, the auto manufacturer who does not meet it will be fined 45 dollars per percentage point under each standard not met multiplied by that companies domestic sales of new cars.

(L): By 2027, the Federal Gas Tax will be raised to 3 dollars a gallon

(M): By 2030, the sale of over 1,000 new cars that are not gas-electric hybrids, pure electric, fuel cell powered or powered by any technology that does not produce greenhouse gas emissions from the automobile is prohibited. Automobiles used for sport are exempt from this requirement.

Section 2 (Steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants):

(A): All power plants that run on Coal, Oil, Natural Gas or other fossil fuels with construction starting in 2008 or later will be subject to a 95% tax on all profits derived from operation of said power plant.

(B): Starting in 2008, the Department of Energy will be given 300,000,000 dollars per year until 2014 to research new ways to safely dispose of spent nuclear fuel, and an additional 5,000,000,000 a year, renewable every 10 years by a simple majority vote by both houses of Congress to research hydrogen fusion power.

(C): Starting in 2014, the Department of Energy will be given up to 5,000,000,000 a year to help pay for the transition of the entire US power grid to either renewable or nuclear power by 2027

(D): Starting in 2020, operation of a Coal, Oil, Natural Gas or other fossil fuel power plant will be subject to a 60% tax on all profits

(E): Starting in 2027, operation of a Coal, Oil, Natural Gas or other fossil fuel plant will be subject to a 100% tax on profits.

Section 3 (Financing):
(A): Effective immediately, all federal subsidies and tax credits for Ethanol fuel research and production are terminated. This should save about 12 billion per year.

(B): 2007 – This bill will result in a 2 billion dollars more revenue then expenditures in 2007

(C) : 2008 to 2009 – A supplemental tax on the top three tax brackets (with the increase highest on the top bracket, lowest on the third to top) will cover the roughly 3.3 billion dollar loss this bill causes.

(D): 2010 – The deficit caused by this bill will increase due to the tax credit program, and that increase will be covered by a 2 billion cut in the budget for the Navy, a 1 billion cut in the budget for the Department of Transportation and a tax on the top three brackets.

(E) 2011 and beyond – Supplemental bills can provide funding cuts or tax increases to cover the costs of this bill beyond 2011. If after all supplemental bills, this bill would still cause a deficit, a tax on the top four tax brackets will be levied, with the tax lowest on the 4th highest (or third lowest) tax bracket and highest on the top bracket.

Respectfully Submitted:
Senator Krispy (D-MD)
Representative Patrick Johnson (D-MD)

Co-Sponsorers:
Senator Christopher Richards (D-FL)
Senator NebulaWorld (D-MT)
Senator NebulaState (D-CT)
Senator Paragon12321 (D-CT)
Senator Paragon12322 (D-IL)

Representative Brad Brunell (D-FL)
Representative Jason Ramsey (D-TX)
Representative Mark Campbell (D-OH)
Representative NebulaNY (D-NY)
Representative NebulaKY (D-KY)
Representative Nebula PA (D-PA)
Representative NebulaIL (D-IL)
Representative ParagonCA (D-CA)
Representative ParagonNJ (D-NJ)
Representative ParagonGA (D-GA)
Representative ParagonFL (D-FL)
Representative Acebrock (D-CL)
Representative Acebrock2 (G-NY)
Bill Author: Krispy (D-MD)
Aye: 50
Nay: 36
Present: 0

Senators voting Aye:
Wyatt Earp (D-AZ)
hefman08 (D-AZ)
Beth Ariane (D-AR)
Eduardo Ramirez (D-CA)
Dr. Frank Drake (D-CA)
valiant2 (D-CO)
Senator Joshua Miller (D-CO)
paragon12321 (D-CT)
NebulaState (D-CT)
Elvish Magi (D-FL)
Christopher Richards (D-FL)
JoCaVa4 (D-GA)
bigonesen5 (D-HI)
James Gunn (D-ID)
Bobby Kennedy (D-IL)
paragon12322 (D-IL)
GodHatesHuskies.com (D-IA)
Krispy (D-MD)
Ben Cardin (D-MD)
Michael Schroeder (D-MA)
Bigonesen4 (D-MA)
Mike Bond MI (D-MI)
Michael Jay (D-MN)
Michael Jay 2 (D-MN)
Quien es (D-MS)
dj brown jr (D-MO)
Sod-Off Baldrick (D-MT)
NebulaWorld (D-MT)
elpmet (D-NE)
UsamaBinForgotted (D-NV)
Mitchell Miller (D-NV)
Jed Bartlet (D-NH)
Mike Bond NJ (D-NJ)
Ed Diaz (D-NJ)
BillRichardson (D-NM)
Senator Elvish Magi (D-NY)
James B. Weaver (D-NY)
Stetson Kennedy (D-NC)
Stryker (D-OH)
Pedophile Eleden (D-OH)
Chas Wyden (D-OR)
Elos (D-OR)
John Winters (D-PA)
Frank Rizzo (D-PA)
Tony Benn (D-RI)
Degree1 (D-RI)
Crimson Volunteer (D-TN)
Eleden, Texas Rapist (D-TX)
Progressivevoice (D-VT)
Harry Byrd (D-VA)

Senators voting Nay:
Jeremiah Denton (R-AL)
Scott (R-AL)
Matthew Faustini A1 (R-AK)
Addison McConnell (R-AK)
Mike Huckabee (R-AR)
Matthew Faustini ID2 (R-ID)
Danforth Quayle (R-IN)
Alex (R-KS)
Chuckles (R-KS)
FVPIX (R-KY)
Zap Rowsdower. (R-KY)
Drew Brees (R-LA)
M. Broussard (R-LA)
Jujubee (R-MI)
Angela Merkel (R-MS)
Jason Bowen III (L-NM)
Thor 2 (L-NC)
Thor (L-ND)
Sen Andrew Min OK (R-OK)
Golgamesh Clarktown (R-OK)
stockguy3 (D-SC)
Robert Ingersol (D-SC)
Mr. Free XI (L-SD)
StinkyBoy (R-SD)
FVPXXIV (R-TN)
dziggetai (R-TX)
Sen Andrew Min Ar (R-UT)
Juin (R-UT)
southergentleman (R-VA)
stockguy2 (D-WV)
Ann Baker (R-WV)
Mr. Free Jr. (L-WI)
Helper Seat (R-WI)
Sox Marshal (R-WY)
The Tick (R-WY)

Senators answering "Present":

Senators not voting yet:
Jeremiah Jay (D-DE)
Jack A. Jay (D-DE)
Reaper (D-GA)
Alice Paul (D-HI)
It'sbucket (R-IN)
Len Jorring (D-IA)
Sparks (D-ME)
Adam King (D-ME)
Mason of the Big Canoe (D-MO)
DeRoyalgop (R-NE)
James Radonis (D-NH)
larryreturns (R-ND)
Progressivevoice jr. (D-VT)
David Miller (D-WA)
Ken Kennedy Kennedy (D-WA)