The Clean Power Plan – our nation’s first-ever standards to limit dangerous carbon pollution from power plants – will help us address the urgent threat of climate change and move toward a clean energy future. It also offers important public health benefits.
On August 1, New York regulators unanimously approved a Clean Energy Standard that requires 50% renewable energy use by 2030, affirming and laying groundwork for Governor Cuomo’s mandate. The New York State Public Service Commission estimates it will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050.
For years, I've said that when it comes to the challenge of fighting climate change, we will need every tool available to reduce carbon pollution and create opportunities for new clean energy technology. Yet, despite a world that demands more carbon-free energy -- not less -- public policies have left some of the tools in the toolbox. Show More Summary
Last summer, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the Clean Power Plan, the first-ever standards to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants. The plan was a major breakthrough for the US, and a cornerstone of our commitments to the Paris Agreement to reduce overall emissions 26—28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.
With New York’s passing of a true Clean Energy Standard this week that supports both renewables and nuclear, Exelon Generation has agreed to assume ownership and operations of Entergy Corporation's James A. FitzPatrick nuclear powerShow More Summary
The New York Public Service Commission voted Monday on a 50% clean energy standard. Officials say this will reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030, ensuring the state’s power mix is diverse and can attract billions in clean energy investments. Show More Summary
The New York State Department of Public Service (NYSDPS) took a small, but significant step forward yesterday. By a vote of three yeses and one concur, the commissioners decided to implement a clean energy standard that includes zero emission credits for nuclear plants that are struggling in a market where the wholesale prices are too low to cover their fixed costs.
The New York Public Service Commission approved an ambitious 50% renewable energy target this week, which also includes subsidies for the state’s nuclear capacity. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the Clean Energy Standard on...Show More Summary
New York State is enacting a Clean Energy Standard that will at least temporarily save its nuclear plants located upstate. While the tack has wide support among power companies and the labor movement, it is opposed by green energy groups that think state monies would be better invested in wind [...]
(Reuters) - New York state energy regulators on Monday approved a plan to pay several upstate nuclear power plants up to $965 million over two years to keep the reactors in service and meet the state's carbon reduction goals.
For a glimpse of what New York's just-announced clean energy standard could mean to the state's economy, look West. New York's plan to get 50 percent of its energy from renewables by 2030, announced Monday by Gov. Cuomo, matches the renewable standard set by California in 2015. Show More Summary
New York State is moving forward with an idea that could become a harbinger of things to come, nationally. It’s the Clean Energy Standard, which focuses more on producing clean power and less on renewable energy standards.
Today, the New York State Department of Public Service (NYSDPS) will consider a motion to establish a large-scale renewable program and a clean energy standard that will result in a price floor for wholesale electricity prices from zero or near zero emission power sources. Show More Summary
It’s about time we instituted a true Clean Energy Standard that promotes all low-carbon energy rather than continuing with a Renewable Energy Standard. If you care about climate change, and don’t just have an ideological stand on a particular...Show More Summary
Maryland’s Republican Governor, Larry Hogan, stunned the state’s solar industry with his recent unexpected veto of a bill that would increase the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard to 25% by 2020, which may bring about the loss of solar jobs in Maryland. Show More Summary
Expanding existing state Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) into Low-Carbon Portfolio Standards (LCPS) would more than double the statutory requirements for clean energy in the United States. Such a policy shift would prevent the premature...Show More Summary
While we fight to save our planet from the ravages of climate change through the Clean Air Act, international agreements, better fuel mileage standards and clean energy incentives, climate change is already happening. The evidence is...Show More Summary
The Oregon legislature just put another nail in the coffin of the coal era. On Friday, Oregon governor Kate Brown signed into law one of the most ambitious and sweeping pieces of energy legislation in the country’s history, one which...Show More Summary
In a post-Paris world, where nearly 200 countries have pledged to act on climate disruption, climate denial is fast losing its viability. And toward the end of last year, White House Senior Adviser Brian Deese discussed the impact of global climate action on renewable energy. read more
New York is rocketing to the forefront of clean energy and climate leadership. In January, Governor Cuomo pledged to move New York off coal for good, an announcement that came after years of advocacy and hard work by leaders at all levels across the state. This isn't just a victory for New Yorkers. Show More Summary