From BioFuels Digest:
In Washington, Senator Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, introduced The Clean Energy Standard Act of 2012, introducing a Clean Energy Standard (CES), requiring a percentage of nation’s electricity to come from renewable sources such as biomass.
The bill summary says: “U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) analyses suggest that this plan will drive a substantial increase in clean energy generation from a wide variety of clean sources. Early in the program, much of the clean generation is projected to come from existing natural gas plants running at higher capacity and from renewables (primarily wind and biomass). Later in the program, new clean generation comes primarily from renewables, nuclear, and coal and gas with carbon capture and storage.