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…
The US Senate’s vote yesterday not to repeal a methane emissions rule issued by the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) during the Obama era is not likely to significantly impact energy end-users like commercial and industrial companies. “BLM conducted a regulatory impact assessment of the … Read more…
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.
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.
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 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.
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.”
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.