On March 18 and 19, 2009, Sandia National Laboratories
and the University of California San Diego
Sustainability Solutions Institute brought together 27 leaders from academia, government,
and the private sector to discuss key energy
policy issues and proposed values- and outcomes-based
approaches to energy policy. The goal of the
workshop was to bring together leaders from diverse
backgrounds to identify promising areas for energy
policy, based on the understanding of intersecting
issues, assumptions, and priorities from the national
security, economic, and environmental perspectives.
This report responds to a request to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) from Chairman Henry Waxman and Chairman Edward Markey for an analysis of H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACESA).1 ACESA, as passed by the House of Representatives on June 26, 2009, is a complex bill that regulates emissions of greenhouse gases through market-based mechanisms, efficiency programs, and economic incentives.