"Sen. Graham's Plan for Clean-Energy Bill Could Drain RES Support"

"Backers of bipartisan Senate legislation establishing a renewable electricity standard hit a stumbling block [Thursday] as Sen. Lindsey Graham made plans to introduce an alternative energy measure that could draw Republican supporters.

The South Carolina Republican plans to float a new bill today that would establish a mandate requiring utilities to source a percentage of their electricity from clean energy sources, including renewables, nuclear and 'clean coal.'

The measure could draw supporters away from a measure sponsored by Sens. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) and Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) that would require utilities to draw 15 percent of their electricity from renewable sources, like solar, wind and geothermal."

Katie Howell reports for Greenwire September 29, 2010.

Thursday, September 30, 2010