Josh Siegel of The Washington Examiner reports that a clean electricity standard is included in the newly released Democratic budget deal.
- Currently we use fossil fuels to generate about 81% of energy.
- A clean energy standard would force utilities to generate or procure 80% of their electricity from emissions-free power by 2030.
- We have reduced emissions in the United States through market forces, not top-down mandates.
- The most effective way that we can reduce domestic emissions is through regulatory reform and unleashing the power of the free market.
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