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By Ryan M. Yonk, August 17, 2015
In his column “Free consumers from renewable power mandates” (Web, Aug. 6) Thaddeus McCotter raises a valid point regarding states that have chosen to scale back or freeze their renewable-energy mandates. Such actions don’t constitute opposition to renewables. “Rather,” As Mr. McCotter writes, “Policymakers are concluding that consumer choice and the market will maximize renewable use more efficiently than government fiat.” Read more
Strata Official Statement, July 21, 2015
On Monday, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the major trade organization representing the world’s largest wind energy companies, blogged sharp criticism of our recent economic study on Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) in Ohio. This post recycles the same, faulty assertions from the organization’s critiques of two earlier RPS reports. While AWEA represents the wind industry, and its comments pertain solely to wind generation, the principles involved in this discussion also apply to other RPS-mandated renewables. We respond first to their criticisms of our theoretical analysis, and then to those of our empirical analysis. Read more