The Renewable Electricity Standard Act of 2019 (RES) was introduced this week by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), along with Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Angus King (I–ME).
The legislation sets a national standard to ensure that investment in renewable energy and fighting climate change is a nationwide priority in the U.S.
“Senator Udall’s National Renewable Electricity Standard proposes a flexible framework for states to make meaningful power-sector carbon emissions cuts, fueled by market competition between renewable energy technologies,” said Tom Kiernan, CEO of AWEA. “This is the kind of policy, along with improvements to transmission planning and permitting, that is needed to build a 21st century clean economy, drive major new investment in wind farms, grow demand for U.S. factories, and cut consumer energy bills.”
A summary of the bill can be found here.
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