Renewable Energy Standards Face Challenge From Fossil Fuel Interests

You are here

The Huffington Post

A funny thing is happening on the way to conservative attacks on solar energy—some conservatives are championing renewable energy over fossil fuel interests. The reason is simple: It’s called employment.

It turns out that renewable energy, as popular as mom’s apple pie with American consumers, is also good for American business. And now jobs-conscious legislators from both parties are listening.

Renewable energy standards, or RESs—sometimes called Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS), just to add to the alphabet-soup mix—require electric utilities to buy a percentage of their power from renewable sources, such as solar, and wind by a certain date.

Read the full story from Huffington Post

Related News

Sign up for the latest alerts

Get emails from SEIA and be the first to know about solar news and issues in your state.

Or, sign up for our press list.

Related Content

Contact Information

To schedule an interview with one of SEIA's spokespeople, please contact:

  • Alex Hobson, Press Officer & Communications Manager at 202.556.2886

Sign up for our press list.

SEIA was named one of Association Trends' Top 25 Facebook Savvy Organizations in 2015.

Solar Update

Solar Generation