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Big news from yesterday - national clean #energy standard proposed in Congress #solar

Big news from yesterday - national clean #energy standard proposed in Congress #solar

After several unsuccessful attempts in recent years to pass a renewable energy standard (RES), Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, is resuscitating efforts that many assumed were dead in an election year. The Clean Energy Standard Act of 2012 , introduced today by Bingaman, amends the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act to include a federal clean energy standard (CES). The legislation - co-sponsored by Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Mark Udall, D-Colo.; Al Franken; D-Minn.; Chris Coons, D-Del.; John Kerry, D-Mass.; Shelton Whitehouse, D-RI.; and Tom Udall, D-N.M. - is designed to encourage zero- and low-emissions energy development and innovation across the country. This time, however, the bill does not limit the mandate to renewables like wind and solar, but includes several other low-emissions and...

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