Renewable energy standards reconsidered as states question mandates, fret over costs – Washington Times

Is the Ohio Energy Mandate Committee aware of this? We can only hope so…

California Gov. Jerry Brown drew headlines for his proposal to increase the state’s renewable energy standard to 50 percent by 2030, but elsewhere, the momentum on mandates is shifting in the opposite direction.

A half-dozen states have moved to scale back, freeze or eliminate their renewable energy standards in the past year, fueled by concerns over higher energy prices, the impact of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and the growing perception that it’s time to take the training wheels off the wind and solar industries…

“In North Carolina, this mandate was set up in 2007, and so people have been forced to buy increasing amounts of renewable energy for the past seven or eight years,” Mr. Bryson said. “What you’re hearing is, ‘Hey, this is either a viable industry or it’s not. You’re not paying your share of taxes, plus you’re forcing people to buy your product, and you’re still not a viable industry?’ Something’s wrong with this picture.”…



rRenewable energy standards reconsidered as states question mandates, fret over costs – Washington Times.

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