Analysis: Nation Ripe for a Federal RPS

Washington, DC [UPI] A national renewable energy portfolio standard could decrease greenhouse gas emissions and simultaneously shrink electric bills, some experts say. The mandate would require electric utility companies to generate a specific percentage of their power from renewable energy sources or buy renewable energy credits from others. Almost half of the states already have renewable portfolio standards in place — 23 plus the District of Columbia, and including Oregon and New Hampshire, the two most recent to pass RPS legislation.
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