Report: Cap-and-Trade Proceeds Are ‘Clearing the Air’ in California

Report: Cap-and-Trade Proceeds Are ‘Clearing the Air’ in California

A report released on March 14 by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Department of Finance details how investments from California’s cap-and-trade auction proceeds are delivering on their promise to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and boost the use of clean technologies throughout the Golden State.

New Florida Bill Would Change PSC Membership, Rate-Making Process

With a key legislator behind it, a proposal (PCB EUS 17-01 ) that would revamp regulation of Florida’s electric utilities – with respect to both the composition of the Public Service Commission and the process for rate-making – passed by a vote of 11-2 on March 8 in the State House of Representatives, according to a report by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

La Paz County Issues RFP for Large-Scale Solar Developers

La Paz County Issues RFP for Large-Scale Solar Developers

U.S. Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ-04) is leading a federal legislative effort (HR- 6491) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey land to La Paz County, Arizona, in order to form an economic development zone. The zone would be expected to attract utility scale solar developers – creating up to 1,500 MW of electrical power for use in Arizona and California, according to a report on February 16 by the Parker Pioneer.

Late Report: Rosneft Tried to ‘Pour Oil’ on Russia’s Sanctions from USA

A dossier with unverified claims about President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia contained allegations that Igor Sechin, the CEO of Russia’s state oil company, Rosneft, offered former Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page the brokerage of a 19 percent stake in the company in exchange for the lifting of US sanctions on Russia, according to a report today by Business Insider.

New York City Sets an Energy Efficient Course

New York City Sets an Energy Efficient Course

Energy managers in The Big Apple have their work cut out for themselves. Green Partners’ George Crawford points to Local Law 88 in New York City as a key decision point for many building owners. Those decisions will result in changes, no or in the … Read more…

Deep in the Heart of Red Texas, Al Gore’s New Movie Discovers Climate Action

More than ten years after his original movie, An Inconvenient Truth, shattered illusions about climate change and served as a call to action for liberals, former US Vice President Al Gore’s latest film, An Inconvenient Sequel – which premiered on the opening night of the Sundance … Read more…

Leaks: Trump Budget to Demolish DOE Programs

Leaks about President Donald J. Trump’s budget are causing “fear and loathing” at the Department of Energy, to borrow a phrase from writer Hunter S. Thompson. Indeed, the DOE “would see major reductions in funding,” according to a January 19 report by The Hill – which predicts that “Overall, the blueprint being used by Trump’s team would reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion over ten years.”

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