What Europe can teach us about renewable energy standards

What Europe can teach us about renewable energy standards / Brian Bowman, Climate  Law blog, 19/04/2011

http://blogs.law.columbia.edu/climatechange/2011/04/19/what-europe-can-teach-us-about-renewable-energy-standards/

After several unsuccessful bills in prior sessions of Congress, legislative proposals for a federal clean energy standard (“CES”) are once again being discussed in the current session. Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), two key Senators from the Committee on Energy & Natural Resources, recently released a white paper soliciting input in regard to the structure and design of potential CES legislation.

While the effort to establish a CES in the U.S. has never advanced beyond a preliminary stage, similar policies are currently in place in both Germany and the United Kingdom.  As members of the European Union both of these nations are required to implement national legislation that satisfies the requirements of the E.U. Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC) (the “Renewable Energy Directive”), which lays down renewable energy targets for EU member states.  Their clean energy legislation may also serve as a valuable tool for comparison for any potential CES proposal in the U.S…



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Danièle Revel (2011, 21 avril). What Europe can teach us about renewable energy standards. Veille énergie climat. Consulté le 17 juin 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/o8vo

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