The climate bill under discussion in U.S. House would require electric utilities to draw an increasing amount of power from renewable sources, spurring growth of wind, solar, biomass and geothermal energy and reducing carbon emissions.
Opponents argue that it would raise consumer's electricity prices too high. But is that true?
The question is critical to whether a final bill contains a Renewable Electricity Standard mandating that retail electric utilities generate 25% of their power from renewable sources by 2025.
The answer, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration, is no.