A bill that would make changes to Illinois' Renewable Portfolio Standard might create 32,000 clean energy jobs, according to its backers. 32,000 Jobs Could Be Created By Illinois Renewable Energy Legislation was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.
Labor, business, and environmental groups and leaders have formed a unique coalition that will urge Illinois lawmakers and legislators to pass new standards for energy efficiency and renewable energy, leading to tens of thousands of new, local jobs. read more
Inventor Louis Michaud wants us all to get equipped with air shooter clean energy by using wind power. That's a pretty standard idea until you get to the part where he wants to do it by creating and harnessing the energy of mini tornadoes. Don't worry; the leaf shield will presumably keep him safe.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address Wednesday didn't address clean energy, but there are some great clean energy proposals in the policy book that accompanied the speech, called the "2015 Opportunity Agenda." read more
State Reps. Tom McMillin (R), Ken Goike (R) and Ray Franz (R) introduced a bill earlier this month to repeal Michigan's renewable portfolio standard. The post Three State Legislators Want To Kill Michigan’s Popular Clean Energy Law appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Credits: Spencer Platt/Getty Alt Text: Chair of the Rockefeller Family committee Peter O'Neill speaking at a news conference Family of Standard Oil tycoon announce they will start investing in clean energy instead One-Minute Read Tuesday,...Show More Summary
The family which made its fortune from Standard Oil is now taking a big step toward a clean energy future.
Interview with Governor Bill Ritter, Jr., the director of the Center for the New Energy Economy. Over the last decade, Colorado has emerged to boast one of the most aggressive clean energy standards in the United States -- something that began under the administration of former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter Jr. Show More Summary
The U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority ruled, in a case brought by the World Wildlife Fund, that Peabody Energy should not use the term “clean coal” to imply that coal is emission-free or “the solution for better, longer and healthier lives.”
The U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority has barred Peabody Energy from using the term “clean coal” to imply coal is emission-free or “the solution for better, longer and healthier lives.” The post U.K. Ad Council Rules ‘Clean Coal’ Isn’t Clean, Bars Peabody Energy From ‘Misleading’ Public appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld part of a complaint by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) that adverts for clean coal being run by Peabody Energy were misleading and should not be used, EurActiv is reporting. The Peabody-backed...Show More Summary
Earlier this month, when the Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to reduce power plant carbon emissions by 30 percent, critics were quick to rattle off tired arguments, claiming that the new standards would wreck the economy. Show More Summary
FirstEnergy, the utility pushing for legislation to gut the clean energy and efficiency standards, isn't trumpeting that the law has helped customers save $2 for every $1 they spend on efficiency projects. The post Ohio Is Poised To Be The First State To Roll Back Its Renewable Energy Standard appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Energy and Policy Institute released a report last week documenting how and where fossil fuel companies and front groups have attacked renewable energy standards and net metering policies throughout the country in 2013 and 2014. Our...Show More Summary
by Jon Morrow Columbus, OH — Just as the war is raging on whether to repeal state mandated renewable portfolio standards across the U.S. that would allow for other technologies (such as thorium based energy technologies) to compete...Show More Summary
The renewable energy law, one of the most ambitious in the U.S., has been approved not just by the state legislature but also by voters in a statewide referendum. The post Court Slaps Down Right Wing Attack On Colorado Clean Energy Standard appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Energy is a hot topic right now, and much of the debate is centered on clean energy policies' impact on small businesses and their bottom lines. Some claim stronger energy standards will kill jobs and hurt entrepreneurs. But in a speech...Show More Summary
Support continues to grow for including clean and low cost energy efficiency in the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rules for cutting dangerous carbon pollution from existing power plants, with two more positive developments just this week. read more
A landmark U.N. study published Sunday says catastrophic climate change can be averted without sacrificing living standards, concluding that “the ditching of fossil fuels is eminently affordable,” the Guardian reports. The new report,...Show More Summary
After multiple failed attempts to roll back Ohio's clean energy and energy efficiency standards, Republicans in the state senate aren't giving up, releasing another bill on Friday that takes aim at the law. The post Ohio Senate Republicans Launch Attack On State’s Renewable Energy Law appeared first on ThinkProgress.