America's Economy Could Profit from Renewable Energy

June 2003
Energy User News;Jun2003, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p6
Trade Publication
The U.S. has the potential to generate four times its current electricity generation from renewables, not counting its considerable solar resources, according to a new report released on April 16, 2003 by U.S. PIRG. Pointing to recent price spikes in the natural gas market, U.S. PIRG urged the U.S. Congress and administration of U.S. President George W. Bush to take steps to protect consumers from future price fluctuations and noted that increasing the percentage of electricity generated by renewable energy could save consumers money in the long run by reducing the demand for natural gas. By diversifying the electricity mix to include renewable energy, consumers would have alternative choices when prices rise rather than being held captive to the volatility of the fossil fuel market, noted PIRG Clean Energy Advocate Katherine Morrison.


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