17 governors to work together on clean energy

By Kyle Feldscher, Washington Examiner

The governors of 17 states signed an agreement to promote clean energy, clean transportation, more modern electrical grids and to plan for a clean energy future.

The Governor's Accord for a New Energy Future was signed by a bipartisan coalition of governors representing 127 million people Tuesday afternoon. Under the agreement, the governors pledge to diversify their energy sources and expand their commitments to clean energy, modernizing their infrastructure and working toward securing a stronger national energy future.

"We recognize that now is the time to embrace a bold vision of the nation's energy future," the accord states. "And to do so, states are once again poised to lead. We join together, despite unique opportunities and challenges in each state, to embrace a shared vision of this future."