The governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo, recently directed the state’s Public Service Commission to draft a new Clean Energy Standard, one that will see the state receive at least 50% of is electricity in 2030 from renewable energy sources. Show More Summary
In the midst of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new Clean Energy Standard requiring half of electricity used in New York State to be produced from clean and renewable energy sources by 2030 and a 40% reduction in carbon emissions. Show More Summary
If anyone doubts the ability of renewable portfolio standards to spur the adoption of clean energy projects, they should look to California. The state is requiring that electric utilities need to…
After nine months of hearings, the Energy Mandates Study Committee--tasked with determining the fate of Ohio's energy efficiency and renewables standards after they were "frozen" last year--released its highly anticipated report last month recommending the freeze be extended indefinitely. read more
Ohio's Energy Mandates Committee just made its recommendation, and clean energy supporters aren't going to like it. The post Ohio Lawmakers Want To Indefinitely Freeze The State’s Renewable Portfolio Standard appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Obama, yesterday: When you start seeing massive lobbying efforts backed by fossil fuel interests, or conservative think tanks, or the Koch brothers pushing for new laws to roll back renewable energy standards or prevent new clean energy businesses from succeeding — that’s a problem. Show More Summary
This week the Environmental Protection Agency released its Clean Power Plan - new rules establishing the first-ever carbon emissions standards for power plants. This is good news for entrepreneurs, the majority of whom support the EPA...Show More Summary
This 1300-word piece never once mentions the Koch's insidious efforts to fund climate science denial, block all climate action, and roll back clean energy standards at a state level. The post Media Experts Blast New York Times Over Glowing Profile Of Koch Brothers appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Wall Street Journal frequently opens its pages to fossil-fuel-funded front groups and individuals to launch blatantly false attacks on our country's burgeoning clean energy industry. A week ago Friday was no exception, with the paper printing a misleading, anti-clean energy screed by two leaders in the group, Americans for Prosperity (AFP). Show More Summary
Following alarming reports of thousands of annual deaths from pollution in Hong Kong and the city’s promise to reach World Health Organization standards by 2014, air pollution and clean energy have been infectious topics in Hong Kong this year. With an air quality objective more than 25 years old, government response has arguably been slow [...]
You may have heard that the Kochs scored a win by rolling back Kansas' renewable power standard, but that's not really how things went down.
States that "have already gotten online to different standards than what is traditional in our state, all of a sudden they have a competitive advantage." The post Scott Walker Deputy Admits Clean Energy States ‘Have A Competitive Advantage’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.
In May of 2014, the Ohio Legislature froze the state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy standards as a result of political pressure from Ohio’s largest power company, FirstEnergy, and other groups. We’re only now learning just how bad the damage is. read more
As a replacement for coal, low cost wind energy could help some states meet new Clean Power Plan standards more effectively than natural gas Low Cost Wind Energy Could Breathe New Life Into Coal Power Plants was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.
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