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The ‘new normal’ in America: Renewables boom, emissions plunge and consumers save more than ever
Renewable Energy

The ‘new normal’ in America: Renewables boom, emissions plunge and consumers save more than ever

BOSTON, MA — “After decades of technology development, business model innovation and policy progress, the U.S. economy is now decisively growing — independent of energy consumption and carbon emissions. Since 2007, U.S. GDP has grown by 12 percent, while energy consumption has fallen by 3.6 percent, according to the new […]

Lawmakers race to change Ohio’s renewable energy standards
Freeze on Clean Energy / Renewable Energy

Lawmakers race to change Ohio’s renewable energy standards

COLUMBUS — “Time is running out for Ohio Republicans who want to change the state’s renewable energy standards, and a battle with Gov. John Kasich over what those changes might look like remains. Ohio’s renewable energy standards, dating back to 2008, require utility companies to incorporate an increasing percentage of […]

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Clean Power Plan / Coal

Coal plants are shutting down, with or without Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON, DC — “The coal industry’s decline has been a long time coming, thanks to an aging fleet of power plants. True, the Supreme Court’s pending decision on the legality of the administration’s carbon-cutting Clean Power Plan could dramatically speed coal’s demise. But it’s happening nonetheless. In 2015, 94 coal-fired […]

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Clean Power Plan / Research & Reports

Is your governor or attorney general a climate denier? This map will tell you.

WASHINGTON, DC — “After sweating through the second straight year that earned the title of hottest year on record, new research from the Center for American Progress Action Fund finds that 24 governors and attorneys general publicly deny the reality of climate change. It also gives a comprehensive summary of […]

A proposal by FirstEnergy would essentially guarantee a buyer for power from its Sammis power plant near Stratton, Ohio, and other facililties. (Photo by Chris Dilts via Creative Commons)
AEP / Coal / Duke Energy / Energy / FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy touts benefits of plan critics decry as ‘bailout’

COLUMBUS — “FirstEnergy says a proposed deal between its regulated Ohio utilities and their unregulated generation affiliate would create a windfall for ratepayers. However, the utility has been opaque about releasing information that could shed light on this claim. …Either way, FirstEnergy’s plan presumably builds anticipated costs into the contract […]

Ohio takes big risk with energy freeze: Doug Kinsey
Energy

Ohio takes big risk with energy freeze: Doug Kinsey

CLEVELAND — “Mitigating risk is essential to being a smart long-term investor. The move by Ohio politicians to freeze the state’s renewable-energy and energy-efficiency standards demonstrated that they are not thinking ahead. Ohio had been one of many clean-energy success stories. The state’s renewable-energy and energy-efficiency standards, passed in 2009, […]

We don’t have to choose between jobs and environment: Michael J. Piepsny
Coal / Energy

We don’t have to choose between jobs and environment: Michael J. Piepsny

CLEVELAND — “The proposed EPA standards require power plants to emit fewer greenhouse gases into the air when they operate. Simply, this means power plants will be built or retrofitted to be cleaner/more energy-efficient than current plants. This requirement will help reduce the costs of pollution-related illness and spur the […]

EPA coal plant emissions limits challenged by Ohio, 11 other states
Coal / Energy

EPA coal plant emissions limits challenged by Ohio, 11 other states

WASHINGTON, DC — “A dozen states including Ohio and led by West Virginia filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to block a proposed rule that would limit carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants. …Meeting agency standards for reducing carbon dioxide would lead to $90 billion in […]