US elections and the smart grid: What’s next?

November 5, 2010 at 7:51 pm

On Nov. 2 US voters changed the balance of power in Washington, D.C. and in the states.  The House of Representatives has switched to Republican control, and the number of state governorships and legislatures controlled by Republicans increased.  The Democrats retained the Senate.  What does this mean for energy legislation?

At the national level, significant climate legislation is off the table, even in the lame duck session to begin later this month.

For other energy legislation, however, prospects remain bright — perhaps benefiting from Congress not having to deal with a climate bill…

Full story: What the U.S. Election Means for the Smart Grid

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Entry filed under: energy policy, Government, Smart Grid.

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