By many measures, the financing programs referred to as PACE -- or property assessed clean energy -- are among the most successful energy efficiency financing tools in U.S. history. The programs, which fund building efficiency upgrades...Show More Summary
(International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) Even as average incomes rise in developing countries, access to sanitation and clean energy have yet to reach the poorest people, a new study shows. But there is room for optimi...
As incomes rise in developing countries, access to basic amenities such as electricity, clean cooking energy, water, and sanitation, also improves—but not uniformly, and not as quickly as income growth, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters. Show More Summary
Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, first announced in 2015, caused no end of political controversy in conservative circles for its ambitious carbon-cutting goals. By February 2016, the Supreme Court halted enforcement of the regulations due to complaints from 29 mostly Republican-led states. Show More Summary
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Clean Energy Standard is an investment in our clean-energy future. To suggest the CES is a bailout for the state's nuclear plants fails to recognize the great value they provide... To view the full story, click the title link.
Governor John Kasich has made good on a promise to veto legislation that would have prolonged a freeze on Ohio’s renewable-energy and energy-efficiency standards, clearing the way for significant new clean energy investments. The standards...Show More Summary
Looking for some good clean energy news to close the year? The Michigan legislature passed two sweeping bills on December 15th, the last day of its end-of-year ‘lame duck’ session, and the governor has signed them today. The legislation extends and improves both the Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS) and the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS).
Evolving the RPS: A Clean Peak Standard for a Smarter Renewable Future Lon Huber and Edward Burgess, December 1, 2016 (Strategen Consulting for the Arizona Residential Utility Consumer Office) Executive Summary Renewable Portfolio Standards...Show More Summary
Ohio policymakers are at a crossroads. They can create jobs, grow the economy, cut pollution, and save customers money by rebuilding the state’s renewable and energy efficiency policies, or they can continue to let Ohio fall behind in the clean energy economy.
Imagine a state that has enacted all of the policies that the public and clean energy providers have asked for – an aggressive renewable portfolio standard, a robust grid modernization plan, a far-reaching shared renewables. The sunShow More Summary
The Clean Power Plan – our nation’s first-ever standards to limit dangerous carbon pollution from power plants – will help us address the urgent threat of climate change and move toward a clean energy future. It also offers important public health benefits.
On August 1, New York regulators unanimously approved a Clean Energy Standard that requires 50% renewable energy use by 2030, affirming and laying groundwork for Governor Cuomo’s mandate. The New York State Public Service Commission estimates it will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050.
For years, I've said that when it comes to the challenge of fighting climate change, we will need every tool available to reduce carbon pollution and create opportunities for new clean energy technology. Yet, despite a world that demands more carbon-free energy -- not less -- public policies have left some of the tools in the toolbox. Show More Summary
Last summer, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the Clean Power Plan, the first-ever standards to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants. The plan was a major breakthrough for the US, and a cornerstone of our commitments to the Paris Agreement to reduce overall emissions 26—28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.
With New York’s passing of a true Clean Energy Standard this week that supports both renewables and nuclear, Exelon Generation has agreed to assume ownership and operations of Entergy Corporation's James A. FitzPatrick nuclear powerShow More Summary
The New York Public Service Commission voted Monday on a 50% clean energy standard. Officials say this will reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030, ensuring the state’s power mix is diverse and can attract billions in clean energy investments. Show More Summary
The New York State Department of Public Service (NYSDPS) took a small, but significant step forward yesterday. By a vote of three yeses and one concur, the commissioners decided to implement a clean energy standard that includes zero emission credits for nuclear plants that are struggling in a market where the wholesale prices are too low to cover their fixed costs.
The New York Public Service Commission approved an ambitious 50% renewable energy target this week, which also includes subsidies for the state’s nuclear capacity. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the Clean Energy Standard on...Show More Summary
New York State is enacting a Clean Energy Standard that will at least temporarily save its nuclear plants located upstate. While the tack has wide support among power companies and the labor movement, it is opposed by green energy groups that think state monies would be better invested in wind [...]