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Urge your senators to reject a national RES

Update:  Yesterday afternoon (Sept. 21), Senators Bingaman (D-NM), Brownback (R-KS), Dorgan (D-ND), Collins (R-ME), Udall (D-NM), and Udall (D-CO) introduced a 15% by 2021 renewable electricity standard (RES) bill, The Renewable Electricity Promotion Act. For this RES only bill to move forward, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will need to allow this bill to come up for a floor vote, and at least 60 Senators will need to vote in favor of it.

The primary purpose of the RES is to drive industrial wind development, which – rather than move us toward cleaner energy – serves only to destabilize the grid and impair its efficiency.

Contact your senators (click here [1]) and tell them to reject the RES as harmful and counterproductive to sound energy policy. FAXes get the most attention.

Although the most important thing is to simply express your urging of a NO vote, here are some points you can make – use only a couple to keep your message short and focused.

The national Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) …