American Electric Power Co. Inc. is leaving the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council and shifting its resources toward working with states implementing the Obama administration’s landmark climate rule.
Both witnesses slated for a meeting with Ohio lawmakers on Monday want the state to scrap its clean energy standards altogether—a move that supporters of the law say would cause Ohio to miss out on investments and job growth.
Weeks before the EPA is expected to issue first-ever limits on carbon emissions from existing power plants, some state legislatures are attempting to put up roadblocks.
Kansas lawmakers on Thursday passed a compromise plan that would preserve net metering in the state, handing another defeat to a conservative group seeking to repeal the state’s renewable energy laws.
Following ALEC’s annual meeting in Chicago, Gabriel Elsner explains how new model legislation proposed by the organization will undercut efforts to develop local renewable energy.
Clean energy proponents see their string of victories as evidence of maturation in the wind and solar industries that has created a strong base of support even in the most conservative parts of the country.
Energy efficiency and renewable standards in Ohio, Missouri and Kansas will be on trial again this year in state legislatures.