Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., has taken executive action to reduce carbon emissions across the state. Under the newly signed Executive Directive 11, the governor is instructing the state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to begin the process of establishing regulations [Read More]
Today, a federal court is hearing long-awaited oral arguments for and against the Clean Power Plan (CPP), the Obama administration’s landmark climate change initiative that has been mired in controversy. Created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the CPP [Read More]
Today, the hashtag #CleanPowerPlan is trending on Twitter. That’s because, exactly one year ago, on Aug. 3, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the final version of its historic climate change initiative. The Clean Power Plan (CPP) establishes [Read More]
Last year, a coalition of over 20 states launched a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to block the implementation of the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The climate initiative establishes the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from U.S. [Read More]
More than 50 city and county governments from 28 states – together with The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), the National League of Cities (NLC), and the mayors of Dallas; Knoxville, Tenn.; and Orlando, Fla. – have signed an amicus [Read More]
As expected, Gov. Kate Brown, D-Ore., has signed into law S.B.1547-B, the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition plan. The utility-backed legislation aims to significantly increase renewable energy procurement and eliminate coal use in Oregon. Passed by Oregon legislators earlier this [Read More]
Believe it or not, the state’s two largest utilities helped shape a bill that requires them to stop using coal and establishes a 50% by 2040 RPS.
The renewable energy industry is disappointed with the decision but remains optimistic that the climate change initiative will ultimately prevail.
On Thursday, a federal court handed renewable energy stakeholders, environmentalists and the Obama administration a victory: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied a request to halt the implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean [Read More]