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Thursday, July 29, 2010

SBE Council President & CEO in Washington Post on Renewables Mandate

On Monday, July 26, SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan had an op-ed in The Washington Post titled "Renewable energy legislation would add to drain on small business."

The piece opens:

As small-business owners across America struggle to rebound from the deep recession, Congress needs to be mindful of how each and every policy proposal impacts business costs. Indeed, entrepreneurs need action by Washington in critical areas such as capital, health coverage and energy. Regarding the last matter -- energy -- legislation is moving in the wrong direction, but it's not too late to stop certain bad ideas from becoming costly realities for small business.

In particular, a federal renewable energy standard (RES) is a really bad idea that would harm small-business owners and consumers across the nation...

Read the rest of the piece here.

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