Critics of Minneapolis’ sustainability budget say the city should prioritize lowering residents’ utility bills over buying renewable energy credits.
As part of the Chicago’s ambitious plan to modernize its transit fleet, the city is now accepting proposals for as many as 45 new electric buses, along with the design and construction of charging systems to be installed along the routes.
The environmental justice chair for the Cleveland NAACP said the group’s recent comments in support of coal and nuclear power don’t reflect its positions “moving forward.”
The Cleveland chapter caught activists off guard in October when it filed comments in support of a federal proposal to prop up uneconomic coal and nuclear plants in the name of grid reliability. “In order to mitigate the risk that such generating units may be deactivated prematurely, the Cleveland NAACP strongly urges FERC to adopt the rule proposed by DOE,” its Oct. 20 comments said, citing the jobs and economic opportunities provided by the power plants. The comments, submitted by the group’s economic development committee chair Danielle Sydnor, appear to contradict the national organization’s position against coal-fired power plants and other fossil fuel operations, which have a disproportionate impact on communities of color. Sydnor and branch President James Hardiman did not respond to interview requests. The group’s environmental justice chair, Kent Whitley, said he was not involved in preparing the comments, and that they don’t reflect his priorities.
Valerie Brader, whom Snyder appointed to lead the Michigan Agency for Energy when it was created in 2015, has been at the forefront of Michigan energy issues.
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Out in the middle of Kansas, a rural electric cooperative and a couple of solar installers have found common cause in, of all things, a demand fee.
Chicago’s chief sustainability officer Chris Wheat is at the center of the city’s ambitious climate change and building efficiency efforts.
A Minnesota electric cooperative is among the latest utilities to offer a commercial green tariff program in response to growing demand from business customers.
At the Indianapolis International Airport, officials say a fleet of electric airport shuttles will be the nation’s largest — at nine — once three new shuttles arrive next year.
Survey results released last week showed a majority of Ohio registered voters — Republicans and Democrats — support regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant. A new batch of data from the same source shows the same is true for the country as a whole.