With politicians and energy officials debating the effects of renewable energy resources recently, a green energy group stepped up to remind officials of the benefits of alternative energy.
The group is known as Accelerating Energy Leadership, or Accel, and is promoting an all-of-the-above approach to energy resources, including oil and natural gas. The group also promotes green energy such as solar and wind power.
"We want to avoid the catch words - clean energy, green energy - that set people off in the wrong way," said Tim Greeff, the group's treasurer, to Bloomberg. "The political rhetoric is starting to dictate and override any pragmatic solutions."
Embracing a concept put forward by the White House, the group opposes an either-or approach to green energy resources and traditional energy sources, instead promoting use of all resources in order to give consumers an electric choice.
Although Accel and the Obama administration are advocating for a balanced approach to energy, a recent report from the Energy Information Administration showed renewables are growing much faster than other energy sources, and the federal government continues to support this growth. The U.S. Energy Department is preparing to approve more federal loan guarantees for green energy projects, according to UPI.