Policy Watch

No-Go For California’s 100% Clean Energy Bill

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 18, 2017

Despite much support from environmental, labor, justice and educational organizations, the California Assembly adjourned early Saturday morning without taking up a vote for S.B.100, a bill designed to get California to 100% renewable energy by 2045, the Sierra Club has announced. [Read More]

Ohio Senator Fights For New Wind Setback Laws Once Again

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2017

According to Sen. Cliff Hite, Ohio’s setback rule acts as a moratorium on wind development in the state; there have been no new wind applications filed with the siting board since 2014.

Two More U.S. Municipalities Pledge 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 14, 2017

The Sierra Club has announced that two more U.S. municipalities have made commitments to transition to 100% clean energy – the Town of Hillsborough, N.C., and the Borough of Phoenixville, Pa. On Monday, Hillsborough became the first town in North [Read More]

California Mayors, City Officials Throw Support Behind 100% Clean Energy Bill

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 08, 2017

A coalition of California mayors, city councilors and community leaders has delivered a letter to California Assemblymembers to issue their support for moving California to 100% clean energy by 2045 through the passage of S.B.100. The local officials – including [Read More]

N.C. Takes First Step Toward ‘Unnecessary’ Study Regarding Wind Moratorium

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 07, 2017

According to the NC Sustainable Energy Association, opponents of the moratorium are concerned that the study and resulting maps could be used to permanently ban wind projects and limit property rights of landowners.

Denver Releases Study On 100% Renewables, Seeks Public Input

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 07, 2017

A new study released by Denver’s Department of Environmental Health shows that moving the city to 100% clean energy by 2030 or earlier is, in fact, an achievable strategy that Denver can pursue to meet its 80% by 2050 carbon-reduction [Read More]

Poll Shows Strong Support For Clean Energy In Ohio’s Coal Country

Posted by Joseph Bebon on September 06, 2017

Voters throughout Ohio overwhelmingly support policies that encourage greater production of renewable energy and increasing energy efficiency, including renewable energy standards and revising wind turbine set-back rules to better accommodate wind farm siting, according to statewide polling recently completed on [Read More]

Colorado Town Pledges 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 16, 2017

On Tuesday, the Nederland, Colo., city council unanimously voted to power Nederland with 100% clean, renewable energy by 2025. The vote came shortly after the cities of Orlando, Fla., and Nevada City, Calif., established similar goals last week. According to [Read More]

Yet Another U.S. City Commits To 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 14, 2017

Last Thursday, just days after Orlando, Fla., established a similar goal, Nevada City, Calif., joined the growing list of U.S. cities that are officially committed to transition to 100% clean, renewable energy. Surrounded by city council members, key members of [Read More]

Fifty Entities Urge N.C. Governor To Take Action On Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 11, 2017

On Wednesday, 50 elected officials, small businesses, community groups and environmental organizations sent a letter to Gov. Roy Cooper, D-N.C., to urge him to embrace offshore wind as a key part of North Carolina’s energy plan. According to signee Environment [Read More]