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Bipartisan Support for a Renewable Energy Standard?

Kansas City Business Journal:

U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas is among a group of bipartisan legislators pushing for a federal renewable electricity standard for U.S. power plants.

Brownback and fellow Republican Susan Collins of Maine, along with Democratic senators Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico, Byron Dorgan of North Dakota, Tom Udall of New Mexico and Mark Udall of Colorado, said Tuesday that they would introduce legislation requiring utilities to generate 15 percent of their electricity from renewable sources, such as wind or solar, by 2021. The bill gradually would phase in the renewable standard, beginning with 3 percent in 2012.

Utilities selling less than 4 million megawatt hours of electricity a year would be exempt.

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