Should Congress require electric companies to use more renewable sources of power?
President Obama favors requiring electric generating companies to produce 25 percent of their power from renewable sources like wind and solar by 2025. House and Senate Democratic leaders are outlining their own renewable electricity bills. But more than half the states already have state-specific renewable mandates.
Is a national renewable electricity standard needed? What percentage of electricity should be renewable? What types of energy sources should be eligible to fill the standard? Should nuclear power be included in the mix? Should a federal standard replace the state programs?
-- Margaret Kriz, NationalJournal.com