Sens. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and Sam Brownback (R-KS) introduced a bill that would implement a renewable electricity standard (RES). The bill calls for utilities to produce 15 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2021. The bill is very similar to language that was included in the broad energy package that was approved by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee last year. The bill is gaining bipartisan support, and it appears that 60 votes could be within reach by the lame-duck session in November. If they are able to reach the 60 votes, you can expect Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to bring the bill to the floor for a vote.