Renewable Energy:

ACORE's Michael Eckhart says renewables ready to compete with nuclear, clean coal

With the European Union and United States agreeing to hold a meeting next year to discuss energy efficiency and the implementation of renewables, how much of an effect will wind, solar, water, geothermal and biomass have on the United States' future energy policy? During today's OnPoint, Michael Eckhart, president of the American Council on Renewable Energy, discusses legislation he believes is necessary to move renewables to the mainstream. Eckhart talks incentives, consumer education, a federal RPS and moving away from an oil-based economy.