Renewable Power Industry Criticises US

10 August 2009 (Last Updated August 10th, 2009 18:30)

Renewable energy leaders have condemned the US Government for moving too slowly when it comes to renewable energy, despite support of the administration of President Barack Obama. Executives from the wind, solar and other parts of the renewables sector speaking at the National Clean Ene

Renewable energy leaders have condemned the US Government for moving too slowly when it comes to renewable energy, despite support of the administration of President Barack Obama.

Executives from the wind, solar and other parts of the renewables sector speaking at the National Clean Energy Summit said that utilities should be required to buy much more renewable energy, writes Reuters.

They added that unless the federal government closes a hole in climate legislation, the energy can't reach homes that need it.

Former President Bill Clinton also called for more loan guarantees and federal spending on efficiency while speaking at the Summit sponsored by Senate Majority Leader and Nevada Democrat Harry Reid, writes Reuters.