H.R. 6049, The Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act of 2008 (28 comments ↓ | 25 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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H.R. 6049 would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for energy production and conservation, to extend certain expiring provisions, to provide individual income tax relief.

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May 16, 2008, 4:31pm (report abuse)

Sounds like a winner!


May 16, 2008, 4:47pm (report abuse)

This looks like just what our economy needs to get going.


May 19, 2008, 6:38am (report abuse)

Great stimulus package!

Lynn S.

May 19, 2008, 8:15am (report abuse)

Great piece of legislation!


May 19, 2008, 10:04am (report abuse)

This sounds like a great boost to the economy, just what we need


May 20, 2008, 9:24am (report abuse)

Congress needs to pass this quickly.


May 21, 2008, 8:14am (report abuse)

I am glad congress has finally developed a plan to address the energy crisis in our country.


May 21, 2008, 1:00pm (report abuse)

It's about time we started dealing with the energy crisis. We need this bill passed as soon as possible.


May 22, 2008, 9:00am (report abuse)

Let's hope the Senate doesn't hold this up.


May 22, 2008, 10:13pm (report abuse)

I hope the senate follows the house's lead and quickly passes this bill.


May 27, 2008, 9:06am (report abuse)

I'm glad the house has decided to address the energy crisis. I hope the Senate and President pass this bill.

I . H. Smith

June 2, 2008, 10:29am (report abuse)

I'm glad this legislation went through. The energy crisis must be dealt with quickly and efficiently.


June 11, 2008, 2:31pm (report abuse)

This looks like it was a great idea, to bad it was killed in the senate.


June 12, 2008, 1:07pm (report abuse)

It's not dead yet. Everyone in support of this bill, including myself, needs to contact their senators and let them know that this bill needs to be passed. If the Republicans want to twiddle their thumbs instead of taking action, then we need make them suffer in the November elections, and I have long considered myself a Republican


June 12, 2008, 6:21pm (report abuse)

I've voted Republican for 20 years, but the Republicans are wrong to hold up this bill because it is offset by closing a loophole allowing hedge fund managers not to have to report income. They claim they appose this bill because it is a tax on the middle class, but that is not the case. This loophole is for billionaires who get to defer taxable income. The bill provides tax breaks for the middle class.


June 16, 2008, 2:29pm (report abuse)

The USG and US citizens can not afford to allow this opportunity to pass like we did in the 1973 OPEC Oil Crisis. Green energy is not the sole answer, but it will start to wean our economy from dependence on foreign oil and spurn green jobs in the US that cannot be outsourced. Technologies in green energy like geothermal are making it more affordable and cost effective.

Geothermal energy is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Geothermal power plants have average availabilities of 90% or higher, compared to about 75% for coal plants.

Check out MIT’s report on geothermal http://geothermal.inel.gov/publications/future_of_geothermal_energy.pdf

See what states in the US can benefit / are benefiting from geothermal.


joe hines

June 17, 2008, 10:13am (report abuse)

reduce government and spending. IMPEACH BUSH AND ALL OF HIS BROWN SHIRT NEO-CON OUTLAWS!!!!!!!!!!!!. ALSO FIRE NANCY POLISE NOW!!!!!!!!!!.


July 2, 2008, 1:32pm (report abuse)

It's a good bill with a lot of add ons that I'm not a fan of. I wish they would fix it where the add on provisions could not be included unless they directly related to the primary bill. How does a child tax credit relate to "green jobs"? It doesn't. We have to quit rewarding people for having children they can't afford at tax payers expense. That aside I would approve but if we do not resolve illegal immigration than these "green jobs" will simply become more jobs given to illegals since companies will claim Americans won't do them.

Joe Pozak

July 11, 2008, 3:02pm (report abuse)

It is time to stop be held hostage by fat cats big oil and monopolistic utility companies. Add in the drain on the economy to foreign nations who hate what we stand for and want to Kill is and our way of life.

Add in the myopic vision by own non-existent energy policy and the government officials in the oil mongers Pocket such as Rice, Busch and many others you have a recipe for disaster.

A YES Vote for in the HR 6049 is of paramount importance to the American way of life. The Renewable Energy future is now. Passing this bill will pave the way for the American people to stop being held hostage.

If you do not write you representatives and urge everyone you know to do the same then you are a victim of the Stockholm syndrome currently in place by our own lack of leadership, monopolistic utilities and worst of all big oil pocketing recorded profits at the expense of the American public.

Joe Pozak


July 17, 2008, 4:59am (report abuse)

It will be very difficult to restrict the biodiesel credit to US consumed or produced biodiesel without it being a plain and direct infrigement of the prohibition of export subsidies under WTO rules. Europe has already opened a thorough investigation into the imports of subsidized US biodiesel which could very well lead to the adoption of a provisional tariff to compensate for the unfair advantage given to US producers. Competition should occur on a level playing field and distorsions are what cost the US taxpayers and ultimately what lead to higher prices crippling the customers' budget.

Farmers already benefit from record high food prices. They do not need additional subsidies.


July 20, 2008, 12:46am (report abuse)

After watching the movie "Who killed the Electric Car" I'm mad as a Hornet. The Govt, Big Oil, and the car makers have us in this mess we're in today and it's about time to reverse course and HR-6049 is a good place to start. My next car will be an electric and the tax credits in this bill will make the purchase affordable. I sick of hearing the same old talk about increase drilling, this will not help the planet, nor help us right now. Renewable energy is the way to go.

Joe Pozak

July 20, 2008, 1:42pm (report abuse)

I am very happy Bill 6049 pasted but am shocked to learn my congress woman voted against the Bill. MS. Jean Schmidt D-Ohio. What I find shocking is she is on the Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research. Holy COW How could this person be so wrong!!! I urge you to check to see if your Rep. Voted against such positive legislation.


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September 22, 2008, 6:06pm (report abuse)

Why does it cost the taxpayers to create more jobs? This sounds so socialist it's not even funny.


September 23, 2008, 6:47pm (report abuse)

The future of our kids depends on finding solutions to our dwindling supply of world oil. Money invested now will be hugely leveraged if it accelerates our ability to become energy independant from the OPEC nations. Right now we are hostage to them and the war in Iraq is proof of that. Please support this bill


October 2, 2008, 1:36pm (report abuse)

It's about time we are waking up and doing something about our addiction to oil. Now how about a law to prevent my home owners association from prohibiting me to install a solar system?

Bill Marley

October 4, 2008, 9:02pm (report abuse)

True energy independence is weaning people off the utilities co.'s and the corrupt people who regulate them. HR 6049 will do that.

Bill Marley

October 4, 2008, 9:12pm (report abuse)

You have comments that make no sense grammatically or structurally. I speak of a wolf in sheeps clothing and it ends up on the cutting floor. It't people who call themselves Democrars and then vote like Inhof. Rep. Dan Boren needs to go. He voted to give oil more money instead of this bill on the first time through when it failed.Independence from the utility co.'s and the piranha's who regulate them. (corp. comm.) I hope wrong way Bill White reads this.

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