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  •  Yep, it's a call for a national renewable (2+ / 0-)
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    energy standard / renewable portfolio standard.

    •  I'd read too fast. (3+ / 0-)
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      elwior, Odysseus, Kay Observer2

      I'm guessing the "clean energy standard"is a fake effort to gut the RPSs?  I hadn't heard of that one yet.

      (for those just tuning in, an RPS is a requirement that utilities purchase a certain amount of their electricity supply from renewable sources.  Here in California, the big utilities are required to buy 20% of their electricity from renewables, and that is going up to 33% by 2025 or 2020, I think.  It has been a significant component of the efforts to spur renewable development here as developers of various kinds are effectively guaranteed a buyer for their power from a utility that hasn't met the target.  ALso, the way California is doing it, out of state utilities can sell credits for their power, which provides a secondary income stream for producers.  If you pencil out these projects, that second stream can make or break a project in some cases.)

      Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

      by Mindful Nature on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 07:41:15 AM PST

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