New poll results show that a majority of Ohio voters continue to support state policies to encourage more use of clean energy, including a renewable portfolio standard and revised wind turbine setbacks — even in the state’s coal country region.
Between efforts at the Capitol building in Lincoln and in city halls across the state, Property Assessed Clean Energy financing appears poised to take off in Nebraska.
Clean energy groups won a victory last week after Minnesota regulators approved a long-range plan by Otter Tail Power Company that will double its investment in wind power and close a coal plant within the next five years.
As policymakers in Ohio and elsewhere look to modernize their aging electric grid, concepts in Germany’s changing energy system suggest how today’s decisions can set the stage for a greater share of renewables and more energy security.
Last year marked the third consecutive year that wind, solar and other renewables made up more than half of new generating capacity on the shifting U.S. power system, according to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
A brief meeting with actor Robert Redford in Utah a few years ago influenced Rochester, Minnesota’s mayor to move the city of nearly 100,000 residents to become energy net zero by 2031.
Stronger renewable energy standards are needed in Michigan, even though prices for renewables are declining and becoming more competitive with fossil fuels, advocates say. While some Republicans argue that wind energy no longer needs government support and that market forces will drive renewables, others say legislation remains key to guiding the state’s energy future.
More than half of Michigan’s renewable energy capacity will not count towards its carbon-reduction goals under the federal Clean Power Plan, state officials said today. Due to the state’s “aggressive” renewable portfolio standard passed by the Legislature in 2008, a majority of the generation installed since then will likely not receive credit under the plan.
Despite having some of the best wind potential in the U.S., South Dakota lags in development. One reason may be the state’s tax policy.
Wind provides a key source of reliable energy and helps stabilize the grid, contrary to fears about what happens when the “wind doesn’t blow,” a new AWEA report says.