After the latest midterm elections, there has been a large focus on renewable energy. Prior to the voting taking place, there were some talks about picking up the speed as it pertained to renewable energy. People feel that it is something that we need to do more of as a country. However, near the midterm time period, that issue started to get pushed aside a little bit. Now there is more effort being put toward the importance of renewable energy.
- The fact that some republican governors were replaced by democratic ones and some state legislatures became majorly democratic is a fore gleam of hope for the renewable energy industry.
- It is believed by the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) that the midterm elections produced a “seismic shift” at the state level that is good.
- A decades ago since the rise of the Koch brothers and other fossil fuel backers in politics, democrats tend to support renewable energy policies more than republicans.
“The shift in the political balance at the state level following the midterm elections will produce far more benefits for the renewable energy industry — at least in the next few years — than the Democratic takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives, according to clean energy experts.”