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Renewable Energy Celebrates Victories

Posted by Eleanor Fort at Mar 20, 2013 01:55 PM |
Renewable Energy is winning! Despite attempts to weaken or destroy state renewable energy programs, both Kansas and Arizona recently upheld their support for renewables.
by Eleanor Fort, Associate, Policy Program Ceres Posted on Mar 20, 2013

Renewable Energy is winning! Despite attempts to weaken or destroy state renewable energy programs, both Kansas and Arizona recently upheld their support for renewables.

In a packed room at the state Capital, the Kansas House Energy and Environment Committee voted to shelve a bill that would have reduced the 20 percent standard for renewable energy and push back the timeline for companies to hit key targets.

In Arizona, a proposal to reduce the 15 percent renewables by 2025 requirement on Arizona’s investor-owned utilities was withdrawn after successful rallies and petitions in support of the state’s Renewable Energy Standard and Tariff (REST).

There are dozens of other legislative attacks in states across the country that are seeking to weaken or repeal these policies. But these recent victories demonstrate how voters, investors and businesses can join together to back policies that support a more sustainable economy.