The Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration released a study October 24 that finds that a clean energy standard would increase electricity costs nationally by almost 30 percent. The Analysis of Impacts of a Clean Energy Standard was requested by House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Ralph Hall (R-TX). Congressional Democrats objected to the report, saying that the policy proposal submitted by Chairman Hall omitted several factors contained in typical CES proposals in an effort to demonstrate a worst-case scenario, including banking credits, purchasing credits from the government, and a gradual phase-in of targets. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) plans to release CES legislation in November that will be based on the results of a separate EIA study.