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8 steps to US energy security

If Americans are serious about making energy security a moon shot for this generation, the president and Congress must create an integrated rather than piecemeal approach for meeting this goal.

Here's a plan to consider.

– Steve Yetiv, August 15, 2012

2. Mandate a stronger national renewable-energy standard

Instead of persisting with the uneven patchwork of state-by-state standards, a new standard would require that a certain percentage of power sold by utilities be generated via renewable (nonfossil-fuel) energy such as wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal. The standard could be phased in slowly.

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