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Clean electricty from renewable sources should be bought by the local utility provider at the same,(retail rate)as it is sold.


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Summary

Electricity is electricity,..what makes some better than others is how cleanly it is produced. If we cannot get a "carbon tax",..then can we get a fair rate for consumer produced clean energy? Currently State laws vary widely with some states taxing electricity made from wind and solar. What I'm proposing is that consumer produced clean electricity, be valued at the retail rate that the local utility charges for it's dirty energy.When over-produced,..it would be bought at the retail rate,..and not the wholesale rate as is often the case now. This should be first  required in regions where compliance with clean air standards have not been met. This would shorten the pay back period in renewable energy and therefor increase it's demand and usage.


Category of the action

Reducing emissions from electric power sector.


What actions do you propose?


Who will take these actions?

The Federal Government could require this in areas where clean air compliance has not been achieved.Through the E.P.A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Where will these actions be taken?

Saint Louis Missouri.United States as a test case.

 


How much will emissions be reduced or sequestered vs. business as usual levels?


What are other key benefits?

cleaner air,..will have health benefits .

 


What are the proposal’s costs?

 The major utility AmernMissouri will need to be more aggressive in clean energy production if it does not wish to see unsustainable loss in profitability. It will need to alter it's current business model,..that relies heavily on the burning of coal.


Time line

This could be done fairly quickly,..I should think,..over 5-to 10 years.

 


Related proposals

I'm not sure.


References

Just all of them that point to our need to stop burning carbon, if we wish to mitigate climate change.