Twenty-nine states, plus the District of Columbia, require utilities to source a certain percentage of their electricity from renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar.
Publicly, critics of solar and wind have discounted the notion that renewable energy could gain a foothold in the energy industry.
But there are reports that behind closed doors, the electric industry is talking about getting out in front of this disruption.
- GreenTech Media: Behind Closed Doors, Utilities Grapple With New Strategies
- Forbes: Relentless and Disruptive Innovation Will Shortly Affect U.S. Electric Utilities
- Edison Electric Institute (report): Disruptive Challenges: Financial Implications and Strategic Responses to a Changing Retail Electric Business
This segment aired on August 14, 2013.