The Need for Centralized Government to Encourage a Decentralized Energy Grid
Global warming and the subsequent climate change caused many nations and states to rethink energy production and consumption. In place of carbon-emitting energy sources, countries adopted renewable energy sources. However, in the United States, use of these energy sources, while available, is largely hampered by a lack of uniformity in state regulations. While net metering acts, tax credits, and rebates incentivize homeowners and some businesses to incorporate these energy sources, there are still several obstacles to the nation’s substantial reliance on renewable energy.