If a “clean energy standard” is passed by Congress in 2012, we’ll eat our hat.
According to the Clean Energy Report,
The Obama administration remains bullish on passing a clean energy standard (CES) bill in 2012, despite GOP and industry critics who say the legislation would drive up electricity costs in a wavering economy and stands little chance of gaining political traction.
A Department of Energy spokesperson says a CES would create jobs and help economic recovery while making the country more competitive in a multibillion dollar global market for clean energy technologies.
“A national Clean Energy Standard would provide important certainty for the market, spur investments in innovation, and support jobs in a booming sector of the economy,” the spokesperson says in a statement to Clean Energy Report. A CES would also help spur competitiveness “in the rapidly-growing, global clean energy industry”…