As the air leaked out of climate legislation in the Senate last month, Elizabeth "Betsy" Moler was still on the case, working on a cap-and-trade plan for utilities that might salvage something useful from the disintegrating debate over carbon policy. As a leading member of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership, she worked with industry and environmental group leaders to support the House-passed "American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009." Her personal contribution was the strategy of initially allocating a large part of carbon fees to consumers through their local electric utilities, to soften the climate bill's economic impact. A long series of wins ended this year with the collapse of climate legislation in the Senate, but Moler says she hasn't thrown in the towel.