January 20, 2012

Impact of Senator Bingaman's Clean Energy Standard

IER, Institute for Energy Research


One of the stated goals of Senator Jeff Bingaman, Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, is to pass a “clean energy” standard (CES) that would require electric retailers to generate a certain percentage of their electricity sales from qualified “clean” energy sources. As such, he requested the Energy Information Administration (EIA) to analyze the impact of a CES, using the assumptions that he supplied. . .

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TAGGED: Renewable Energy Standard, Renewable Energy Initiatives, Renewable Energy, Politics, U.S. Energy Policy, Clean Energy Standard, Clean Energy, Sen. Jeff Bingham, Institute For Energy Research


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