Renewable Portfolio Standard
In some of the best news of an otherwise dismal week, California’s SBX1-2 has gotten the approval it needed from both the State Assembly (the equivalent of the Legislature) and t
Calls for the U.S. to institute a Renewable Energy Standard (RES) have come from corporations, politicians, and trade associations alike. However the RES proposed in legislation introduced in the Senate yesterday was not necessarily what these advocates had in mind.
A new report this month, under the auspices of the Center for American Progress – a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank – and Energy Resource Management Corp. (an energy investment firm), states that energy efficiency is one of the most promising paths to jumpstarting the faltering economy and creating jobs.
Colorado recently instituted a very aggressive renewable portfolio standard (RPS), which makes the state's renewable energy growth potential monstrous.
Last month the Colorado State Senate passed a bill increasing the Colorado's RPS to 30% by 2020. Currently, the state only generates 6% of its electricity from renewable energy sources.
Experts often tout government policies as an important component of implementing energy efficiency. But, critics argue that such issues should not be subject to government regulation and should instead evolve out of the capitalistic market. Clean energy is spreading rapidly across the county, but what encourages such improvements?
As Lester Brown from Grist thoroughly indicates: it is time to unequivocally recognize that the Clean Energy Revolution has begun.
Whether you are actively participating in the energy shift or not, it is happening. Give me evidence, you say? Sure.