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Renewable Portfolio Standard

Kentucky Coal Country's Clean Tech Makeover

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 07.23.2015 | Green
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Most of the chatter about this coal state is that it's recalcitrant when it comes to acting on climate change. And while some of that skepticism is certainly valid, there's lots happening in Bluegrass Country when it comes to green energy.

Privatizing Clean Energy Development Is Putting Lipstick on a Pig

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 05.07.2015 | Green
J. Mijin Cha

With news that global carbon dioxide emissions have reached record levels, the need to switch to a low-carbon economy is more urgent than ever. However, the urgency of this crisis does not absolve us of the responsibility to move forward in a just, sustainable way.

The Exelon-Pepco Merger & Exelon's History of Anti-Clean Energy Lobbying

Gabe Elsner | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Gabe Elsner

Exelon has a long history of using political influence to oppose the deployment of renewable energy. Exelon’s political operations may impact the co...

Charles Koch's Cut-and-Paste Attack on Clean Energy in North Carolina

Connor Gibson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
Connor Gibson

Almost every player has ties back to Koch Industries CEO Charles Koch, and despite previous failures, the formula is exactly the same.

Bringing Life to Renewable Energy

Sunil Sharan | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Sunil Sharan

Since clean energy still remains more expensive than fossil-fuel energy, mandating its procurement necessarily entails a small monthly surcharge upon utility customers. But why should some customers pay while others do not?

Kate Sheppard

Ohio Legislature Votes To Delay And Weaken State's Renewable Energy Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

The Ohio House of Representatives approved a bill on Wednesday that would roll back the state's renewable energy and energy efficiency law, making Ohi...

Front Groups Spread Disinformation in Attempt to Freeze Ohio Cleantech Laws

Gabe Elsner | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green
Gabe Elsner

These pro-clean technology policies are creating jobs and helping ratepayers -- it's a win-win for Ohio, just not for utility and fossil fuel interests that want to sell more dirty electricity.

Will Europe Scrap Its Renewables Target? That Would Be Good News for the Economy and for the Environment

Robert Stavins | Posted 03.20.2014 | Green
Robert Stavins

Without the renewables mandate, the cap being planned for the EU ETS will be achieved at lower cost and will foster greater incentives for climate-friendly technological change.

Manhattan Institute Flunks Energy Policy 101

Lewis Milford | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green
Lewis Milford

The Manhattan Institute's report, which ignores the facts and is more propaganda than sound public policy analysis, does not justify suspending policies that are improving the environment and diversifying our nation's electricity supply.

Matt Sledge

WATCH: Can This State Retake Its Lead On Renewable Energy?

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.01.2011 | Los Angeles

When it comes to wind power, California lags behind some unlikely competitors: Texas and Iowa. Both of those states, despite their less "green friendl...

Dear Environmental Community: Please Shut Up

Michael Kanellos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kanellos

Green technology faces a number of barriers--high capital costs, entrenched incumbents, skepticism, bureaucratic and political roadblocks. But, pleas...

Tree Hugging Ain't the (Only) Reason Californians Endorsed Climate and Clean Energy (Prop. 23)

Donnie Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Donnie Fowler

Just after Labor Day, the race was tied, and with only ten days to go, the lead was barely in double digits. The ultimate 22-point defeat of Prop. 23 arose because of tremendous work by a broad coalition.