A new report from the national laboratories examined states’ renewable energy goals and found that, while renewables add costs, they more than make up for it in avoiding pollution and saving water.
An Ohio lawmaker says he’s no longer pushing to continue a freeze of the state’s clean energy and efficiency standards, but legislation he’s proposing would effectively do the same thing.
Organizers of an annual clean energy tour in Ohio this weekend are hoping to use the event to persuade state lawmakers of the sector’s economic importance.
States with renewable portfolio standards have been highly successful at meeting their targets, with compliance costs adding an average of only 1.3 percent to customer bills, according to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Warren Leon, executive director of the Clean Energy States Alliance, talks about trends and developments as states deal with the evolving electricity distribution landscape and the Clean Power Plan.
Despite strong public support for renewable energy expansion in Michigan, three lawmakers have introduced a bill that would repeal the state’s renewable energy standard.