June 26, 2009 was when the house passed a Cap and Trade Bill, which was called the Waxman/Markey bill. This bill was passed by the barest of margins, 219 to 212 and now has to go before the senate. This Bill is over 1000 pages long. See link below for an article about this bill.
On June 30, 2009 I began a study of what information on energy and the environment was available and how it pertained to the Cap and Trade Bill. I determined that there was much misinformation but not much reliable technical and economic information. It also seems that the suppliers of this misinformation all had an axe to grind. I then contacted our Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-18) for a meeting in Washington. Congress Ros-Lehtinen voted against this bill.
Gordon Ettie and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
On July 15, 2009 I met with Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in Washington in her office. Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen reasons for voting against bill were that this was not good economics in a poor economic time and also that it might not address properly the issues. I also met with some lobbyists who stated that many parts of the bill seemed to be unfair. I then determined that there was a need to have a non-profit corporation whose mission statement was to set standards for various energy sources, storage and transmission, to determine the technical and economics of all these and to assign costs to what these various sources, storage and transmissions are.
In January 2010, the Internal Revenue Service approved our application for a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Corporation — Energy Scienomic, Inc.
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