Minnesota energy has begun a new chapter. Minnesota has taken a first step in outlining the next big leap forward in the state's sustainable energy...
Maine’s clean energy legislation has spurred more than $2 billion in local investment and created at least 2,500 jobs in the Pine Tree State. That isn’t stopping some state lawmakers from trying to weaken and kill these laws, as theShow More Summary
The ALEC-sponsored bill to gut North Carolina’s clean energy standard failed last week in one House committee. But as the Charlotte Observer reports, last night it passed a Senate committee over shouted objections to do something most people take for granted in a democracy — counting votes to see which side has more. Over the [...]
The North Carolina bill trying to repeal the state’s successful clean energy standard that died in the sponsor’s committee is back from the dead. [News & Observer] Meet the bill with nine lives – and twice as many votes cast against it. Lawmakers on Wednesday could once again attempt to end a state renewables policy [...]
More on how the bill to repeal North Carolina’s clean energy standard. Hint: it isn’t just the clean energy industry that likes clean energy. [Dallas Morning News] When North Carolina Republicans brought forward a bill pushed by ALEC, the conservative lobbying group, to gut the state’s renewable energy standards this year, they figured they had [...]
Clean energy advocates in North Carolina have won a major battle in the opening stages of a nationwide fossil fuel-funded war against renewable energy standards in America.
Colorado residents will now be able to enjoy even more clean energy coming out of their outlets, along with cleaner air and less carbon pollution. After nearly two days of strenuous debate, Colorado’s House of Representatives voted shortly before midnight Friday night to strengthen the state’s successful renewable energy standard (RES). The bill, which has [...]
Clean energy advocates in North Carolina have won a major battle in the opening stages of a nationwide fossil fuel-funded war against renewable energy standards in America. A bill that would have reduced (and ultimately ended) North Carolina’s system of renewable energy incentives was soundly defeated 18-13 in a state legislative committee this week. Show More Summary
Adoption of renewable energy standards — which require electric utility companies to produce a portion of their electricity from wind, solar, and other renewable sources — has considerably driven clean energy advances in recent years. Some 29 states and the District of Columbia have adopted hard targets for renewable energy production with another eight states [...]
Just last week the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, announced plans for cleaning up the nation’s transportation fuels. The new standards would cut the sulfur content of gasoline by 67%, and the content of nitrogen oxides, or ground-level ozone, by 80%. Although the health benefits alone could total billions of dollars per year, the refining [...]
Nowadays, 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 energy standards requiring electric utilities to get a portion of their power … Continue reading ?
Another day, another story about fossil fuel–funded attacks on clean energy. Thanks to venerable organizations like the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) for getting out there and helping to advance society, rather than send it backwards. Show More Summary
Kansas Ignores Koch Brothers, Keeps Renewable Energy (via Clean Technica) Reposted from the indispensable blog Climate Progress: The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that twin votes in Kansas State House and Senate on Thursday put the kibosh on legislative efforts to roll back and delay Kansas’ renewable energy standard (RES). Passed in 2009, Kansas’ RES requires…
Evidence of a striking shift in public opinion has begun to crystalize over the last few months: Poll after poll is finding staunch majorities of Americans view global warming as a “serious problem” and that human activity is a major driving cause. In defiance of received Beltway wisdom, voters even told a recent Yale poll [...]
The American Legislative Exchange Council is a “stealth business lobbyist,” according to the New York Times. It has been bleeding corporate and business members over the last year due to controversial legislation it has promoted on issues ranging from voter suppression to minimum wage laws. ALEC often acts as a kind of factory for template [...]
Here’s the latest standards and compliance news affecting corporate environmental and energy executives. Today’s briefing includes seven items. The EPA has launched a new voluntary clean air program, PM Advance, to help communities meet soot pollution standards, raise air quality and improve public health. Show More Summary
Renewable Portfolio Standards Key to US Clean Energy Growth January 7, 2013 (Sustainable Business) “Data shared by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL)…shows just how effective state Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) are in building...Show More Summary
Editor’s note: Unfortunately, while the election is over, influential conservatives haven’t let up their assault on renewable energy (clean energy sources that, of course, the vast majority of Americans — conservative and liberal alike — support). Show More Summary
Here’s the latest standards and compliance news affecting corporate environmental and energy executives. Today’s briefing includes seven items. UK-based Bio-D, a cleaning products company, said that its eco-friendly, fragrance-free laundry...Show More Summary
NO CAROLINA LIVES THE RISING GREEN TIDE North Carolina’s clean energy sector continues to grow: 15,200+ FTE jobs, $3.7 Billion in revenue; “At a crossroads,” despite on-going jobs and revenue growth, clean energy business leaders cite...Show More Summary