Business Must Take Leadership Role in Clean Energy for a Thriving Economy, Says EDF

Business Must Take Leadership Role in Clean Energy for a Thriving Economy, Says EDF

Businesses must take a strong leadership role in terms of clean energy and climate change in order to advance a thriving economy, wrote Tom Murray, VP of EDF+Business in Forbes yesterday. Murray says that a thriving economy actually depends on a thriving environment, and that … Read more…

California SB-100 Would Mandate 100% Renewable Energy by 2045

California SB-100 Would Mandate 100% Renewable Energy by 2045

On May 1, California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) on introduced an amended version of Senate Bill 100, The California Clean Energy Act of 2017, in the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee, which would put the Golden State on the path to 100 percent clean, renewable energy by 2045.

HB 187 in Louisiana Would Mandate Payment of ‘Outstanding’ Solar Energy Tax Credits

HB 187 in Louisiana Would Mandate Payment of ‘Outstanding’ Solar Energy Tax Credits

The Louisiana State Committee on Ways and Means moved on May 1 to fix one of its “broken promises” by unanimously passing a bill to pay solar energy systems tax credits still owed before the legislature put a cap on the program last June.

By Going Green, New York Agencies Save $20M

By Going Green, New York Agencies Save $20M

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) announced on April 28 that green policies at state agencies have saved taxpayers $19.6 million in the first five years of his administration. In addition, the state has introduced green purchasing specifications during Cuomo’s term in office.

100% Clean Energy Bill Launched by US Senators Merkley, Sanders, Markey, and Advocates

100% Clean Energy Bill Launched by US Senators Merkley, Sanders, Markey, and Advocates

Ahead of the Peoples Climate March on April 29, U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon), Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), and Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) stood beside environmental advocacy leaders on Thursday morning, April 27, in Washington, D.C., to introduce legislation that would completely phase out fossil fuel use by 2050.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby to Speak Out for Carbon Fee on Earth Day

Citizens’ Climate Lobby to Speak Out for Carbon Fee on Earth Day

The Citizens’ Climate Lobby– a grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change – will speak out on Earth Day, April 22, to promote a market-based solution to global warming called Carbon Fee and Dividend. Under the group’s proposal, a fee would be charged against carbon at the point at which it enters the U.S. economy.

Letter to Congressional Leaders: ‘Make Energy Storage a Policy Priority’

Letter to Congressional Leaders: ‘Make Energy Storage a Policy Priority’

“Energy storage systems are critical to ensuring a resilient, reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable grid,” a letter sent on April 3 by the Energy Storage Association and 52 industry organizations admonished the leaders of the U.S. Congress – asking the lawmakers to see energy storage as a policy priority when they discuss infrastructure projects in the coming months.

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.

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