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
We've made tremendous strides up the high road to a clean energy economy over the past decade, thanks not just to new car performance standards and the Clean Power Plan but also to historic investments made in the much-maligned American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. read more
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