Clean Energy Standard Southeast

Guest Blog | January 14, 2013 | Reports and Fact Sheets

In 2011, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) evaluated two Clean Energy Standard proposals offered by Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-­‐ NM) and Representative Ralph Hall (R-­‐TX). The EIA analyses for the Southeast include most of Alabama and Georgia and some of Mississippi and the Panhandle of Florida. For the Southeast region, a Clean Energy Standard is likely to reduce electricity generation from coal, but significantly increase generation from natural gas and nuclear energy. Depending on the proposal, renewable energy generation increases or declines slightly. Total electric generation decreases slightly under theseproposed CES policies.CES Southeast Factsheet.pdf