Council on Foreign Relations, did a quick-and-dirty comparison of the president's State of the Union proposal with the last energy bill that failed. The first paragraph is below. Click here to take you to the entire analysis.
"President Obama announced a big new energy goal in his State of the Union address tonight: generating 80% of America’s electricity from clean sources by 2035. In the interest of helping people get a sense of what that means, here’s my quick analysis of how that compares to past climate proposals. The bottom line is that this looks more ambitious, at least for the electricity sector, than the climate bills that failed last year."