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.

Hawaiian Electric Opens up Capacity for 2,800 Private Solar Rooftops

Hawaiian Electric Opens up Capacity for 2,800 Private Solar Rooftops

Hawaiian Electric Companies – comprising Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric, and Hawaii Electric – announced on April 12 that it would add capacity to its Customer Grid-Supply program to allow more rooftop systems to interconnect to the grid. Estimates show that at least 20 MW is available for customers of the three companies, representing about 2,800 private rooftop solar systems. More than half of that capacity is on Oahu.

Vermont Bill Would Increase State’s Energy Storage Capacity

Vermont Bill Would Increase State’s Energy Storage Capacity

A bill (H.501) currently before the Vermont General Assembly would require the Vermont Department of Public Service “to develop policy recommendations and targets for the installation and increase of electricity storage capacity connected to the Vermont transmission and distribution system, particularly for the storage of electricity from intermittent sources.”

NYS AG Schneiderman Leads Opposition to Trump on Clean Power Plan

NYS AG Schneiderman Leads Opposition to Trump on Clean Power Plan

On April 5, a coalition of 17 States and seven municipalities nationwide, led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, filed opposition to the Trump Administration’s request to delay court proceedings regarding the Clean Power Plan in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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