Renewable Energy: Make Conservatives Filibuster

Bill Scher

The following, a more fleshed-out version of my earlier energy bill post, was originally published at The Huffington Post

A majority of the Senate supports adding a provision to the Senate energy bill now under consideration, requiring that 15% of our nation’s electricity come from renewable energy sources by 2020 — an increase from the current 2.4%, and a significant step, if only a step, towards building a clean energy future.

But Senate conservatives are blocking its passage with a filibuster, as the provision lacks the support of 60 senators needed to overcome the procedural tactic.

Well, that’s not quite right.

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