Ken Green at AEI reports here that Grover Norquist at Americans for Tax Reform is making repeal of Renewable Energy Standards (RES) a priority. These state laws require energy companies to buy and then sell high priced wind and solar energy to their customers who would rather have low priced energy.
The iron is hottest to strike in states where Republicans recently took control of both the Legislature and the governorship—including Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
Why not North Carolina? While most Republicans in the legislature voted for this turkey legislation, it is not to late for them to redeem themselves by repealing SB3 now that they are in the majority in both houses. Or at lease pass a law that forces Duke and Progress to show the cost of this legislation on rate payer’s utility bills.