On August 2, Majority Leader Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) announced that clean energy jobs will play a big role in the job creation agenda Senate Democrats plan on pushing after the August recess. Among the bills approved already this year by Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s (D-NM) Energy and Natural Resources Committee is draft legislation creating a Clean Energy Deployment Administration within DoE for financing experimental energy projects, as well as energy efficiency legislation (S. 1000), an alternative vehicles bill (S. 1001), and two nuclear power bills (S. 512 and S. 1067).