Can a Renewable Energy Standard Come Back from the Dead?

US capitol Renewable Energy Standard

I just wrote about the struggles of getting a Republican to support anything regarding clean energy in my post on PACE’s chances of getting into the upcoming energy bill. So, I won’t write at length about that again.

But there’s still a struggle going on for another biggie that some of us are hoping a near-miracle will save (and this one has at least one Republican behind it) — a national Renewable Energy Standard (RES). Although Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called it dead immediately after calling a “comprehensive” climate change and clean energy bill dead, nearly half of Senate Democrats are putting the pressure on Reid to bring it back.

What are the chances?

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