ACC Webinar: Renewable Portfolio Standards

Daniel Simmons, Director of State Affairs

Institute for Energy Research

Thursday, May 27th ~ 1:30-2:15 pm Eastern

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Federal & State Renewable Electricity Standards are mandating increased use of renewable and reduced carbon energy resources – good news or bad news?

The Waxman-Markey energy bill (H.R. 2454) which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in June 2009, establishes a national renewable portfolio standard (RPS) of 20% in 2020 from renewable sources or increased efficiency. The Senate is likely to consider a “clean energy standard” that would include not only renewables but also nuclear energy and clean coal. Colorado recently passed legislation requiring utilities to generate 30% of their electricity from renewables by 2020. About 35 states have renewable or alternative energy standards in place.

  • Will these and other such policies achieve their environmental objectives?
  • Are the targets attainable?
  • What are the economic implications for consumers?
  • Can such mandates help create jobs?

Join us for this informative webcast providing a timely examination of the pros and cons of Renewable Electricity Mandates.

There is no charge for ACC Members but pre-registration is required.
Non-members may register for a fee of $45.

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Click here to learn more about Renewable Electricity Mandates and Renewable Portfolio Standards on the ACCs Issue Page

25. May 2010 by Jason Hayes
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