Archive for clean-power-plan

Virginia Aims To Regulate Power Plant Emissions Amid CPP Rollback

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 18, 2017

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]

Legal Battle Over Obama’s Clean Power Plan Advances

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on September 27, 2016

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]

Happy Birthday, Clean Power Plan

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on August 03, 2016

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]

Poll: Voters In Four States Suing Over CPP Actually Support The Climate Initiative

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 28, 2016

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]

Over 50 Cities Urge Court To Uphold Clean Power Plan

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 01, 2016

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]

Oregon Gov. Signs Anti-Coal, Pro-Renewables Bill Into Law

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 14, 2016

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]

Goodbye, Coal: Oregon Passes Ambitious Renewables Mandate

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on March 03, 2016

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.

U.S. Supreme Court Halts Controversial Clean Power Plan

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on February 10, 2016

The renewable energy industry is disappointed with the decision but remains optimistic that the climate change initiative will ultimately prevail.

Federal Court Rejects Stay Of Clean Power Plan

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on January 22, 2016

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]