Bingaman, Senate Dems Roll Out Clean Energy Standard Today

"Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) will introduce legislation Thursday mandating that power companies generate a major portion of the country’s electricity from low-carbon energy sources."

"Bingaman has spent months crafting the 'clean energy standard' behind closed doors, mulling various scenarios outlined in a report he requested from the Energy Information Administration, the Energy Department’s statistical arm.

But the proposal — one of President Obama’s top energy policy priorities — faces major hurdles in Congress.

Bingaman will announce his clean energy standard Thursday morning at a news conference, a committee spokeswoman said."

Andrew Restuccia reports for The Hill's E2 Wire blog February 29, 2012.

SEE ALSO:

"Obama Wants a “Clean Energy Standard.” What Does That Mean?" (Ezra Klein's Wonkblog/Washington Post)

"US Senate Democrat To Introduce Clean Energy Standard Bill Thursday" (Platts)

"Jeff Bingaman Laments Partisan Split on Energy" (Politico)

Thursday, March 1, 2012