Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 | Author:


The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is optimistic that the present U.S. Congress will try harder than in past years to pass legislation which would pursue and endorse a strong national renewable energy standard, (RES) whose goal would be to require utilities to produce at least 25 percent by the year 2025 of their electricity from green, renewable energy sources, including wind, biomass, solar and geothermal energy.

An updated analysis produced by the UCS shows that this high standard would create jobs in the “green” energy sector, lower energy bills for consumers all over the U.S. and would reduce harmful emissions of carbon dioxide from power plants, which is the largest contributor to global warming pollution in the United States.

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