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Natural Gas Excluded in Democrats’ Budget Plan for Clean Energy

  • House energy panel details plans for $3.5 trillion package
  • Billions planned for electric cars, grid improvements, solar
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Natural gas won’t count as clean energy under a House Democratic plan that would eventually rid the electric grid of carbon and is part of the $3.5 trillion tax-and-spending package moving through Congress. 

The proposal by a House panel would provide $150 billion to help spur electric providers to add more clean energy through a system of payments and penalties for electric suppliers.