11 Apr '11, 9pm

Renewable Energy Standard Legislation Introduced

U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Mark Udall (D-CO) introduced legislation that would enact a federal Renewable Energy Standard (RES) which would require utilities to generate 25% of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2025. The bill phases the requirement in. Utilities would have to get just 6% by 2013, followed by gradual increases. "Americans want to put our nation on a path towards energy independence, and this bill is our best chance to get America running on homegrown energy while creating good jobs for hardworking Americans," says Tom Udall. "Studies show that a federal RES would reduce energy bills, revitalize rural America, slow global warming and strengthen our energy security. With American innovation and ingenuity, we can put our people to work in a thriving, clean energy economy." "I was proud to lead the effort in Colorado to pass one of the c...

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