U.S. renewables legislation – hope or hype?

The June 26 passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of bill H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) Act of 2009, drew immense media coverage last week. The House bill includes a national renewable portfolio standard (RPS) of 20% by 2020 (of which 25% can come from energy effici...

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