States Go Big on Renewables

By Martin Rosenberg, The Energy Times.

State legislatures around the country are dealing with a rising tide of proposed laws to buoy renewable energy deployments.

A total of 1,250 proposed renewable energy laws were considered last year and 185 of them were enacted in 42 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, according to a reportby the National Conference of State Legislatures.

That was up from 150 such laws passed in 2014. The increase comes while Republicans dominate many state legislatures.