Policy Watch

EPA Proposes Clean Power Plan Termination

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on October 10, 2017

The EPA claims the CPP was “premised on a novel and expansive view of agency authority that the Trump administration now proposes to determine is inconsistent with the Clean Air Act.”

Groups Denounce Perry’s FERC Request On Grid ‘Threats’ – A Bailout Of Coal, Nuclear?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 02, 2017

Not long after the release of the agency’s grid reliability study, Rick Perry, secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has formally proposed that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) take “swift action to address threats to U.S. electrical [Read More]

U.S. Senators Introduce ‘Advancing Grid Storage Act’

Posted by Joseph Bebon on September 27, 2017

U.S. Sens. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., members of the Senate Energy Committee, have introduced what they deem a job-creating measure that will help strengthen the country’s energy infrastructure. According to a press release from the senators, the [Read More]

Wind Could Power 30% Of Europe By 2030 – But Only Under The Right Policies

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 26, 2017

Wind energy has the potential to provide up to 30% of Europe’s power by 2030, according to figures released by WindEurope in its Outlook to 2020 and Scenarios for 2030 reports. According to WindEurope’s projections, Europe could be on course [Read More]

Report: Despite Lack Of Federal Climate Action, Many States On Track To Hit Paris Targets

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 22, 2017

Govs. Jerry Brown, Andrew Cuomo and Jay Inslee were recently joined by John Kerry, former secretary of state, to discuss how governors can step up given the void of federal climate action.

West Chester, Pa., Establishes 100% Clean Energy Goal

Posted by Joseph Bebon on September 21, 2017

The Borough of West Chester, Pa., on Wednesday became the 45th municipality in the U.S. and second in Pennsylvania to commit to transition to 100% clean, renewable energy, according to the Sierra Club. The borough council voted unanimously to establish [Read More]

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]