31 Jul '13, 1pm

The 5 most important names in green power you've never heard of

The 5 most important names in green power you've never heard of

Five people will make a decision soon that will have an outsized impact on the future of renewable energy in America. I'm not talking about big shots like Obama, Koch, Boehner, Bloomberg or Steyer. I'm talking about names many have never heard of: Moeller, Norris, LaFleur, Clark and Binz (if he is confirmed). These are the chief electricity officers of the United States of America -- they are the commissioners of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). You've probably heard this before: "Scientists agree that in order to avoid the worst consequences of climate change, we must generate 80 percent of our energy from renewable sources by 2050." No si ngle entity will play as crucial a role as FERC in ensuring that the infrastructure exists to handle new renewable energy generation. President Obama's climate plan is a courageous step forward and deserves the widesprea...

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