Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Unintended Consequences of RPS

Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS), or requirements for states (or perhaps countries) to meet their energy needs through a set percentage of renewable sources, were very chic not too long ago when it was "inevitable" that the US would pass a comprehensive climate change bill. While much of that luster is gone, state support for RPS mandates is not and here's just one example of how a 50,000 ft great idea can quickly translate into a serious local issue.

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