Monday, May 28, 2007

Your State, You, and Kyoto

While the U.S. Goverment has shied away from Renewable Energy mandates, Federalism is alive and well on the energy issue. A recent WSJ article included a "cheatsheet" on the current State-by-State renewable energy targets:

Based on the current level of interest in renewables, I suspect that National legistlation outlining targets for the use of renewables, to be in place by the end of the NEXT administration. Don't be suprised if states like California, continue to move more aggresively and set targets well beyond any Federal mandates. States (and cities) realize that Clean Tech companies are going to generate a lot of high-paying jobs.

Using the table above, I put together a short slideshow to help visualize how the State-by-State targets will spread over time. For a full-screen view, click here:

Finally, check out Personal Kyoto for tips on what you can do to track your personal electricity usage.

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