Tag: energy policy


Long a national leader on clean energy policy, Massachusetts is close to raising the bar when it comes to solar, with a legislative package that would dramatically expand access to solar energy in the state. A comprehensive solar energy bill (H.4185) was introduced last Read more…


Last Friday, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed Senate Bill 310 freezing the state’s renewable energy portfolio and energy efficiency requirements at 2014 levels. Environmental activists decried the new state law by evoking apocalyptic fears of ecological collapse while characterizing renewable Read more…


Jorge Rosenblut, the President of Endesa, one of the biggest utilities in Chile, gave a speech at the Enersis annual convention (Enersis is part of the Endesa Group) recently. In his address to those gathered, he urged the new government to Read more…


Federal loan guarantees for renewable energy, which spurred the development of massive projects like the recently completed Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California – and roiled the 2012 elections – are emerging from hibernation. More than two years after Read more…


A recent report from the World Wildlife Fund (and others) touts how city energy aggregation is “unleashing” renewable energy in Illinois. Buying electricity on behalf of their residential and small business customers, nearly 100 Midwestern cities have purchased renewable energy Read more…


The closing of the doors last week at a mid-Atlantic states solar installer highlights the uncertainty of the photovoltaic market and brings to the fore the vagrancies of renewable energy credits (RECs) and in particular solar renewable energy credits (SRECs). Read more…


The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has predicted that natural gas production in the US will continue to grow at an impressive pace. Right now output is close to 70 billion cubic feet a day and is expected to reach Read more…


As I’ve written here once or twice before, it’s unconscionable that the U.S. doesn’t have an energy policy. What’s the matter with picking a direction and heading that way? Apparently, the Japanese province of Fukushima has done exactly that, prompted, Read more…


Most Americans are uninformed and lack opinions on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a process used to extract oil and gas from rock formations, a new survey says. Fifty-eight percent of people surveyed specifically reported that they knew nothing at …


The governors of California, Oregon, and Washington, together with the premier of British Columbia, have signed a pact to coordinate efforts to combat global warming. With a combined GDP of $2.8 trillion and a population of 53 million people, the Read more…


For those of you who may not be aware of it, the city of Boulder, CO is going through a process of attempting to “municipalize” its electrical power, i.e., to arrange for the city to purchase the assets necessary to Read more…


As solar energy installations spring up on rooftops and major power plants across the U.S., the average cost of going solar continues to fall, according to a report released today by the research gurus at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Read more…


This year, Grover Norquist and ALEC famously declared war on renewable energy, sponsoring legislation to roll-back renewable portfolio standards (RPS) — a fundamental energy policy that 30 states have put in place to increase the amount of renewables powering their Read more…


Colorado State University’s Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) and Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) have created a free, searchable database of pending energy legislation in all 50 states. This growing information hub, called the Advanced Energy Legislation Tracker, aims Read more…

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