GEORGE KENNEDY: Columbia no longer a renewable energy leader

Thursday, December 6, 2012 | 5:29 p.m. CST; updated 5:37 p.m. CST, Thursday, December 6, 2012

There was a time when Columbia was a leader in the increasingly important push to switch from generating electricity by burning fossil fuels to using renewable sources of energy. That time was November 2004, when we adopted a renewable energy standard that was the first in the nation to be approved by vote of the people.