Sens. Push For Renewable Energy Standard

Law360, New York (September 21, 2010, 6:45 PM EDT) -- Sens. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., and Tom Udall, D-N.M., have introduced legislation to create a national renewable electricity standard under which utilities would be required to obtain a significant percentage of power from renewable sources of energy.

Under the bipartisan proposal pushed by the two New Mexico Democrats on Tuesday and co-sponsored by three Republican senators, 15 percent of power provided by utility companies would eventually be subject to a renewable electricity standard.

Companies would have to produce at least 11 percent of their power from wind,...
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