Renewable electricity standards kill jobs too
The prices for alternative energy are at a minimum almost double the cost of conventional coal power. So what would happen if Congress mandated that utilities obtain growing percentages of their power from renewable sources of energy?
October 21, 2010
in The Heritage Foundation
Cap and trade legislation is dead. The left abandoned the policy this summer when it became clear it was a liability. Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH) told Politico: "You can't use cap and trade anymore because it is like manure on the trough. It's defined, and people are opposed to it." But that doesn't mean the left has abandoned plans to hike up our nation's energy costs in a vain attempt to save the world. All they did was pick a new a set of government mandates and repackage it as Renewable Electricity Standards (RES). Don't be fooled. The goal (reducing... [continue via Web link]