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State Lawmakers Are Using a Powerful Tool to Mandate Renewable Energy Use

Almost half the growth of U.S. renewable energy from 2000 to 2019 can be linked to state Renewable Portfolio Standards — with more expected over the next decade.


By Frances Moore Lappé / June 24, 2021


(Photo Credit: ipopba at iStock Getty Images)


Originally published on Truthout, June 24, 2021


As we work to combat the climate crisis, it’s clear that electricity providers must shift toward using more renewable energy to generate power. Clearly, more regulations are needed. But depending on where you are in the country, the word “regulation” is met with heavy resistance. So, why not try a reframe?