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Why the Koch brothers’ war against clean energy is still failing

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.

Scott Walker Deputy Admits Clean Energy States ‘Have A Competitive Advantage’

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.

Ohio Pressed Pause on Economic Growth When It Froze Its Clean Energy Standards

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

Low Cost Wind Energy Could Breathe New Life Into Coal Power Plants

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.

32,000 Jobs Could Be Created By Illinois Renewable Energy Legislation

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.

Broad Coalition Coalesces for Clean Energy Jobs in Illinois

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

Canadian Mad Scientist Inventor Creating Mini Tornadoes for Clean Energy - Dr. Wiley?

4 months agoHumor : Geekosystem

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.

A 50-Percent-By-2025 Renewable Energy Standard Can Help Governor Cuomo Realize His "Opportunity Agenda"

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

Three State Legislators Want To Kill Michigan’s Popular Clean Energy Law

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.

Rockefeller heirs to stop investing in fossil fuels

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

Oil heir Rockefellers divest charity from fossil fuels

The family which made its fortune from Standard Oil is now taking a big step toward a clean energy future.

Promoting President Obama's Clean Energy Economy

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

U.K. Standards Group Calls Out Peabody Energy for Misleading ‘Clean Coal’ Claim

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.”

U.K. Ad Council Rules ‘Clean Coal’ Isn’t Clean, Bars Peabody Energy From ‘Misleading’ Public

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.

WWF and Govt Tag Team to Decry 'Clean Coal' Campaigners

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

U.S. Policymakers Falling Behind Corporate America on Clean Energy

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

Ohio Is Poised To Be The First State To Roll Back Its Renewable Energy Standard

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.

Why and How Fossil Fuel and Utility Interests Are Attacking Clean Energy

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

New Pollution Ruling Favors the Development of Clean Energy Sources

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

Court Slaps Down Right Wing Attack On Colorado Clean Energy Standard

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.

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