Ohio lawmakers have passed a bill to weaken the state’s clean energy standards and make compliance with their requirements voluntary until 2019, sending the issue to Gov. John Kasich, who advocates hope will veto the measure.
Six years after a Missouri legislative committee effectively undermined the state’s new renewable energy standard, the state’s Supreme Court will consider whether to restore the law as it was passed by voters.
Backers of a move to keep Ohio’s renewable and energy efficiency standards frozen and weaken them further say they’re motivated by litigation challenging the Clean Power Plan.
Bob Ambrose, retiring this year after lobbying for the one of the country’s largest generating co-ops for 34 years, shares some memorable moments from Minnesota energy history.
As Ohio lawmakers continue to debate the state’s renewable energy standards, a pair of recent reports show the costs of complying with the laws are significantly lower than previously thought.
Researchers and policy experts in Michigan are criticizing an out-of-state organization’s report released last month claiming the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard has cost thousands of jobs.
A state energy plan made public on Wednesday recommends a wide range of modifications to Missouri’s current energy policies, and takes aim at reducing energy use through measures such as mandating utility efficiency programs and adopting a statewide building energy code.
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.
A report released Thursday by the Union of Concerned Scientists shows Minnesota is on pace to exceed carbon-reduction goals by 2022 and 2030 as part of the requirements in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final Clean Power Plan rules.
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.