The real story? State RPSs hold strong

Was Monday opposite day for Bloomberg News? Because the status of state renewable portfolio standards across the country is the opposite of what Bloomberg’s recent headline suggests.

In fact, most states are standing firm on their firm on their renewable portfolio standards–with some considering increases–while natural gas prices are on the rise.

Challenges to renewable energy standards in Kansas and North Carolina are failing, and states such as Colorado and Minnesota are working on legislation that would actually increase renewable requirements–a significant detail that Bloomberg overlooked.

Also, as major national news outlets such as the Washington Post have reported, and Bloomberg agrees, rollback efforts have generally been led by groups representing the interests of other energy sources–not by citizens protesting renewable energy.

As Kansas State Representative Nile Dillmore observed recently,