The Southeast doesn't have solar or wind resources that are on par with other parts of the nation, which is one of the reasons the recent attempt at passing a national Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) failed, but that doesn't mean that the region has to remain on the sidelines of the renewable energy game. Governments, non-profit groups, universities and utilities across the region are making efforts to move the Southeast toward renewable energy.

"Biomass will be a key to meeting any standard but we will need a more economical way to select feedstocks and transport the fuels. There will certainly need to be a large mix. No one technology is going to be able to solve the problem. Given the resources, I don't think an RPS is unachievable. But there will have to incentives for companies to look at alternatives." --Brent Bailey, State Facilitator: Southeast, 25x'25