May 22, 2021 | The New York Times | 1 minute read

Bracewell’s Scott Segal recently discussed with New York Times reporter Lisa Friedman the clean electricity standard in President Joe Biden’s climate plan.

Segal said Democrats could undermine their efforts on climate change by pushing legislation through without bipartisan support.

“If they try to jam a clean electricity standard through on reconciliation, I think they would likely lose a strong handful of moderate Democrats, and they’d have no chance to pick up moderate Republicans,” he said.

The clean electricity standard would require power companies to gradually ratchet up the amount of electricity they generate from wind, solar and other sources until they’re no longer emitting carbon dioxide.

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