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.
Bucking powerful interests, a bipartisan group of Kansas state representatives rejected a bill that sought to repeal the state's renewable energy standard. The post Kansas House Rejects Koch-Backed Push To Kill Clean Energy Law appeared first on ThinkProgress.
A bill designed to repeal Kansas' renewable energy standard is moving quickly through the state legislature -- led by corporate-backed, pro-fossil fuel groups that have fought to kill clean energy laws around the country. The post Koch-Funded Groups Fuel Assault On Kansas Clean Energy Law appeared first on ThinkProgress.
With major emission standards coming into effect in 2014 and Westport Innovations and Clean Energy Fuels recently confirming a rise in orders for natural gas engines, Cummins stock looks poised to hit a new high next year.
By Equity Flux: SolarCity Corp. (SCTY) operates in the industry of specialized semiconductors and is primarily involved in the provision of clean energy, i.e. solar energy. The company was established in 2006 and is based in San Mateo, California. Show More Summary
The policy known as the Renewable Portfolio Standard, whereby retail electricity providers are mandated to meet a share of sales from the competitive procurement of clean and renewable energy is proving successful at deploying renewable generation at the state level. read more
Crossposted from Greenpeace’s blog: The Witness. Ohio is currently fighting this year's final battle in a nationally-coordinated attack on clean energy standard laws, implemented by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and...Show More Summary
Ohio's clean energy law has come under attack but local veterans, military families and supporters are pushing back. The post Veterans Stand Up To Corporate Attack On Ohio Renewable Energy Standard appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Today saw the publication of the EPA’s long-awaited carbon standards for new power plants, and that’s not all: it’s also been confirmed that the Department of Energy will revive a clean energy loan guarantee program, controversial for bankrolling several failed start-ups such as Solyndra. This time, however, the program comes with a new spin: it [...]
Leaked documents from ALEC's 40th annual meeting this week show the organization plans to continue its assault on clean energy standards, despite completely failing in its previous attempt. The post Three New Ways ALEC Will Push Its Fossil Fuel Agenda This Year appeared first on ThinkProgress.
With Congress deadlocked, a huge chunk of the action on clean energy in the United States is happening at the state level. Some 29 states and Washington D.C. have renewable standards requiring utilities to get a chunk of their power from sources … Continue reading ?