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Nevada Senator Proposes 50% Renewable Portfolio Standard

State Sen. Chris Brooks, D-Nev., has introduced legislation that would increase Nevada’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 50% by 2030.
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NYSERDA Creates Energy Storage Guidebook

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has released a new battery storage guidebook, designed to assist local permitting...
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New Mexico Legislature OKs Bill For Carbon-Free Electricity

The New Mexico legislature has passed the Energy Transition Act (S.B.489), a bill that would make electricity generation 100% carbon-free by 2045...

Pennsylvania Bill Would Add Nuclear To Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard

In an effort to prevent the "premature and permanent closure" of Pennsylvania’s nuclear power plants, State Rep. Tom Mehaffie, R-Dauphin, has introduced...

Economists Investigate Tax Burden On Wyoming Wind Development

A new analysis of state taxation policies regarding wind energy in the West shows New Mexico is the lowest-cost state for wind...

With Cap-And-Trade, West Coast States Are Building Out A Green New Deal

The Green New Deal, rolled out in early February by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., brings...

Minnesota Government Outlines Path To 100% Clean Energy

This week, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan announced their "One Minnesota Path to Clean Energy," a set of...
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North Dakota Public Hearing To Discuss NextEra Wind Facility

The North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a public hearing in Bowbells this Friday regarding a proposed NextEra Energy Resources...

Atlanta City Council Green-Lights 100% Clean Energy Plan

Today, the Atlanta City Council doubled down on its commitment to transition to 100% renewable energy by unanimously adopting “Clean Energy Atlanta,”...

Gov. Janet Mills Commits Maine To Climate Change Initiatives

During her remarks at the E2Tech 2019 Conference this morning, Gov. Janet Mills, D-Maine, announced that Maine has joined the United States...

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