Group looks to promote green energy the roundabout way

Thursday, April 5, 2012 @ 09:04 AM
posted by rene5432

As much sense as green energy might make, the issue has picked up a lot of opposition for purely political reason. Bloomberg reports that one group is hoping to work around this issue by supporting renewable electricity and clean energy projects without necessarily making it all about them.

Newly-formed Accelerating Energy Leadership, otherwise known as Accel or AccelPAC, is a political action committee dedicated to an "all-of-the-above" approach to encouraging lower electricity rates and energy costs.

This means the group fully supports resources like oil and natural gas, but hopes to encourage alternative energy sources as well.

"We want to avoid the catch words — clean energy, green energy — that set people off in the wrong way," Tim Greeff, the PAC’s treasurer, told Bloomberg. "The political rhetoric is starting to dictate and override any pragmatic solutions."

Bloomberg suggests that this approach could prove much more beneficial to renewable electricity than it would to traditional fossil fuels because these energy sources already boast strong support.

The group is largely mirroring the approach taken by President Barack Obama, who has supported projects like the Keystone XL oil pipeline while also overseeing a massive surge in renewable electricity.

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