‘This Administration Bad for Environment but Good for Biz’: Energy Manager Summit Snippets

‘This Administration Bad for Environment but Good for Biz’: Energy Manager Summit Snippets

Editor’s Note: It’s been a week since we kicked off this year’s Environmental Leader Conference & Energy Manager Summit, and the ideas and excitement are still percolating. Energy Manager Today and Environmental Leader have published several articles based on content from our terrific speakers (links … Read more…

Accusations Regarding Emissions Accounting ‘Reckless & False,’ Exxon Tells NY Attorney General

Accusations Regarding Emissions Accounting ‘Reckless & False,’ Exxon Tells NY Attorney General

Exxon Mobil Corp. isn’t taking lightly the accusations that it may have engaged in accounting gimmicks to downplay its CO2 releases, calling them “inflammatory and reckless.” The remarks are specifically aimed at New York’s attorney general, who had said that Exxon’s accounting of those releases … Read more…

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…

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.

Bank of America Joins Energy Commission Calling for $15 Trillion in Energy Cuts

Bank of America Joins Energy Commission Calling for $15 Trillion in Energy Cuts

A diverse global group of executives in which former U.S. Vice President and environmental activist Al Gore plays a prominent role released a report on April 25, Better Energy, Greater Prosperity, calling for countries worldwide to spend close to $750 billion a year over the next two decades to boost green energy deployment and energy efficiency, according to the Daily Caller New Foundation.

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.

Atlanta’s Utility Committee Passes 100% Renewables Resolution

Atlanta’s Utility Committee Passes 100% Renewables Resolution

Atlanta’s Utility Committee passed a resolution on April 25 that would commit the city to generating 100 percent of the electricity it uses from renewable energy resources and associated technologies by 2035. Municipal facilities would be mandated to convert to clean energy sooner –by 2025.

Duke Proposes to Cut Payments to NC Customer Operators by 36%

Duke Proposes to Cut Payments to NC Customer Operators by 36%

If North Carolina state regulators accept Duke Energy’s proposal (Docket E-100 Sub 148) to cut the price it pays for power from independent producers, a typical 5-MW solar array built in 2017 would make about $230,000 less a year than one built in 2016, according to an April 19 report by the Triad Business Journal.

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