25 Mar '13, 4pm

Numbers From the War on State Renewables Standards

Numbers From the War on State Renewables Standards

Landmark struggles between advocates for traditional generation and renewables in Kansas narrowly went to renewables in the most recent session. Bills that would have weakened the 20 percent by 2020 standard either by extending it to 2024 or revising it to 15 percent by 2018 were held up in committee. Both sides remain committed to their respective positions. A North Carolina Assembly bill would essentially freeze the existing 12.5 percent standard at the present 3 percent except for existing contracts. Local advocates say the attack has moved moderate Republicans away. In Vermont , anti-wind activists’ proposal would require large energy projects to comply to Act 250, the state’s land-use law and allow a minority to force costly delays on developers and slow the growth driven by Vermont’s popular 20 percent by 2017 standard. Pennsylvania ’s 18 percent by 2021 standard is ...

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