Renewable Energy: Background and Issues for the 110th Congress [Updated March 25, 2008] [open pdf - 230KB]
"Renewable energy can be used to produce liquid fuels and electricity. A variety of funding, tax incentives, and regulatory policies have been enacted to support renewables as a means for addressing concerns about energy security, air pollution, international competitiveness, and climate change. This report reviews the background for renewables and describes the current congressional debate."
CRS Report for Congress, RL34162