01 Mar '12, 4pm

Clean Energy Standard Would Power U.S. with 84% Low Carbon Energy by 2035

Renewable energy standards (RES) are considered one of the least offensive climate policy platforms. They're pretty straightforward: they require utilities to produce a given percentage of their power from clean sources—this typically means solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, and biomass, and not nuclear. Many U.S. states have enacted their own RES policies, with benchmarks ranging from 10-40% (here's a list of all the states' RES commitments as of this time last year). After the dramatic crash and burn of the comprehensive climate legislation built around cap and trade in Congress in 2010, there were a few efforts to pursue a less ambitious RES-only platform. Now, Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) is looking to give it another go, the Hill reports . He just floated a proposal to install a nationwide clean energy standard that would mandate that utilities get a rising percentage of...

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