Renewable Energy Mandates: Costly, Inefficient, and Unconstitutional

With news that Maryland’s environmental special interests and O’Malley’s cronies are renewing their campaign for ratepayer subsidies to prop up the wind energy industry, now is a good time to highlight the American Tradition Institute’s three part series on Colorado’s dirty, inefficient, job killing, and unconstitutional renewable portfolio standard.
Despite Governor O’Malley’s similar RPS mandate, Maryland’s renewable energy generation decreased, and the program is nothing more than a shell game.
ATI has filed a lawsuit claiming Colorado’s renewable portfolio standard is unconstitutional and violates the commerce clause.
Full Disclosure: I am an ATI Research Fellow.


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