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A renewable power premium
A renewable power premium
The bill requires electric utilities across the country to get 20% of their power from renewable resources by 2020.

The Energy Information Administration estimates this will have no effect on electric bills before 2020, and raise them by an average of 3% by 2030. Some areas of the country where renewables are less available, like the southeast, may see a rise of 6%.

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Last updated June 26 2009: 10:07 PM ET
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