Republicans in Congress are weighing whether to support renewable energy development through a "reverse auction" process that also encourages domestic fossil fuel production, according to an article in The New York Times. The article focuses on H.R. 909 (pdf required), a bill proposed by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) that, among other things, would promote oil and gas production and nuclear energy, and would cancel U.S. EPA's ability to regulate greenhouse gases. Under the bill, "[s]ome of the royalties and fees from the oil and gas production go into a trust fund. The Department of Energy then solicits offers from renewable power generators and awards the funds to those that offer the lowest price."