The Democratically controlled House of Representatives passed the Creating Long-Term Energy Alternatives for the Nation (CLEAN) Act last night, a bill that will repeal nearly $14 billion in tax breaks for oil and natural gas companies and put that money toward renewable fuels and energy efficiency programs. The CLEAN Act was passed by a vote of 264-163.

"Passage of the CLEAN Act is a signal of change ... but this is only the first step. Our nation needs to undertake a crash program that makes America the leader in clean energy technology." -- Jerome Ringo, Apollo Alliance, president