"Sen. Graham's Plan for Clean-Energy Bill Could Drain RES Support"

"Backers of bipartisan Senate legislation establishing a renewable electricity standard hit a stumbling block [Thursday] as Sen. Lindsey Graham made plans to introduce an alternative energy measure that could draw Republican supporters.

The South Carolina Republican plans to float a new bill today that would establish a mandate requiring utilities to source a percentage of their electricity from clean energy sources, including renewables, nuclear and 'clean coal.'

The measure could draw supporters away from a measure sponsored by Sens. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) and Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) that would require utilities to draw 15 percent of their electricity from renewable sources, like solar, wind and geothermal."

Katie Howell reports for Greenwire September 29, 2010.

Source: Greenwire, 09/30/2010