March 15 (Bloomberg) -- The burgeoning U.S.
wind-energy industry will fail to reach its potential without help from
Congress in setting a national renewable-power standard and revamping
the electric grid, governors from 29 states said.
A jumble of state laws should be replaced by a
national edict, according to a report from the Governors’ Wind Energy
Coalition, which includes California, Florida and Massachusetts. The
plan would help spur development and efficiency, which would create
jobs, curb greenhouse-gas emissions and reduce dependency on oil
imports, the coalition said. (more)