Utilities endorse climate-change bill

Six electric companies plan to support a Senate bill to cut greenhouse-gas emissions to curb global warming.

The bill, cosponsored by Sens. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinSunday Shows Preview: Emmanuel Macron talks ahead of state dinner CIA declassifies memo on nominee's handling of interrogation tapes Senate panel punts Mueller protection bill to next week MORE (D-Calif.) and Tom CarperThomas (Tom) Richard CarperGOP chairman probes Pruitt’s four email addresses Watchdog requests probe into relationship between top EPA aide and man investigating him Overnight Finance: Wells Fargo could pay B fine | Dems seek info on loans to Kushner | House to vote on IRS reform bills | Fed vice chair heading before Congress MORE  (D-Del.), would establish a national “cap and trade” program to limit power-plant carbon-dioxide emissions by 25 percent by 2020 from current projections.

The companies are members of the Clean Energy Group, which has advocated for a carbon cap in the past. The Carper-Feinstein bill is the “most aggressive emission reduction bill supported by industry to date,” according to a news release.

The companies supporting the bill are Calpine, Entergy, Exelon, Florida Power & Light, PG&E Corp. and Public Service Enterprise Group.