Any day now, President Trump is expected to issue an executive order attacking key climate and air standards, including the Clean Power Plan — America’s first-ever nationwide standards to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. But the new administration does not reflect all Republicans’ attitudes toward the environment and cleaner power — far from it.
Last month a handful of students convinced the Grand Marais city council to adopt a “climate inheritance resolution” that could lead to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the tiny North Shore hamlet, becoming the second Minnesota community to do so.
Ohio lawmakers may be relying upon an industrial energy lobbying group more than they should, a watchdog group suggests after reviewing emails between lobbyists and legislators.
Ohio lawmakers may advance at least one bill this week to further delay the state’s enforceable clean energy standards that have been on hold since 2014.
A new deal for roughly half a million ratepayers in Northeast Ohio will provide more clean energy in the wake of FirstEnergy’s decision to back out of a community aggregation agreement.
The complex and vast mosaic of interests at play in a massive proposed Illinois energy bill was showcased during a state House energy committee hearing that lasted for more than six hours Wednesday.
Although a new jobs report shows Ohio with a net gain in clean energy jobs last year, most of those jobs were for out-of-state projects.
Leading companies that do business in Ohio are already adding large amounts of renewable energy and energy efficiency to their nationwide portfolios, regardless of opposition to the Clean Power Plan by some of the state’s top officials.
With the Clean Power Plan and enhanced tax policies in place, Ohio could see up to 90 percent growth in its capacity for combined heat and power and waste heat to power.
Amid continued uncertainty over clean energy policy in the Ohio legislature, the state’s largest county is taking steps forward on its own.