Glenn Schleede on “Senator Bingaman’s Insidious National “Renewable Electricity Standards” bill, S. 3813” (Update)

Glenn Schleede goes beyond the usual arguments against the Bingaman bill.  He deals with some of the economic harm and with fallacies underlying government attempts to pick technology “winners” and force them into the US economy.

Mr. Schleede suggests that you express your views to your senators or representative before the November 2 election as, win or lose, the candidates will be noticeably less interested in listening to constituents after the election.

Mr. Schleede also urges concerned readers to consider including the members’ “local” offices among your contacts.  Your views may get more attention there than when they return to Washington.

You can find local (i.e., “state” or “district” offices — with addresses, telephone and fax numbers — by going to the members’ web sites — which you can find by going to or

We thank Mr. Schleede for allowing us to post his work, provided here for your convenience:

(We were advised by Mr. Schleede that the date listed on page one should be 2021 and NOT 2013.  This version reflects the correction.)

Allegheny Treasures Note:  “Mr. Schleede is the author of many papers and reports on energy matters.  He is now retired but continues to analyze and write about federal and state energy policies, particularly those affecting wind energy.”

“Until retiring, Schleede maintained a consulting practice, Energy Market and Policy Analysis, Inc. (EMPA)  Prior to forming EMPA, Schleede was Vice President of New England Electric System (NEES), Westborough, MA, and President of its fuels subsidiary, New England Energy Incorporated. Previously, Schleede was Executive Associate Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (1981), Senior VP of the National Coal Association in Washington (1977) and Associate Director (Energy and Science) of the White House Domestic Council (1973).  He also held career service positions in the U.S. OMB and the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.”

“He has a BA degree from Gustavus Adolphus College and an MA from the University of Minnesota.  He is also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

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