AUFC Releases Polluter Impunity Report

Joanna Schroeder

June 2, 2016 marked the second anniversary of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), a historic piece of legislation that requires power plants to lower emissions and convert to renewable energy sources. As the CPP remains under fire, Americans United for Change (AUFC) has released a new report, “Polluter Impunity,” intended to expose behind the scenes coordination of opponents and details …

Americans United for Change, Clean Energy, Clean Power Plan, Electricity

Geothermal Collaboration for Use in Clean Power Plan

Joanna Schroeder

With the Clean Power Plan (CPP) moving forward, several groups have collaborated to show states how geothermal can be a part of meeting their clean energy needs. The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA), Geothermal Resources Council (GRC), and Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) have released the first set of free state-by-state guides that outline the benefits of geothermal energy and three major …

Clean Energy, Clean Power Plan, Geothermal

Governor’s Wind Energy Coalition Adds Solar

Joanna Schroeder

The Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition has added solar energy to its lineup of renewable energy promotion and has changed its name to reflect the new addition: Governors’ Wind and Solar Energy Coalition (GWSC). The Coalition’s goal is to support renewable energy technologies that among other benefits, help to put Americans to work in all 50 states. “We are proud of …

Clean Energy, Clean Power Plan, Electricity, Solar, Wind

Clean Power Plan A Top Energy Issue

Joanna Schroeder

The Clean Power Plan (CPP) is among top issues that legislators will face this year in energy according to the Council of State Governments. “Energy issues will continue to receive significant attention in 2016,” said Liz Edmondson, director of energy and environmental policy at CSG. “Market forces, governmental regulations and increasing technology are changing the way we generate, transmit and …

Clean Power Plan, Electricity

Missouri Can Meet Clean Power Plan with Policies, Efficiency

Joanna Schroeder

Missouri can meet targets under the Clean Power Plan (CPP) through clean energy policies and better power plant efficiency according to an analysis from World Resources Institute. Under the CPP, the state has a mass-based emissions reduction target of 29 percent below 2012 levels by 2030. The analysis shows that if Missouri achieves its current energy efficiency and renewable energy …

Clean Energy, Clean Power Plan, Electricity, energy efficiency, Wind

The Climate Trust

Joanna Schroeder

As the new year has kicked off, The Climate Trust has released its prediction list of 10 carbon market trends to watch in 2016. The trends range from climate change playing a larger role in federal decision making to increased carbon market linkage and momentum in conservation finance. “The Trust pays close attention to market signals throughout the year, identifying …

biofuels, Carbon, Clean Power Plan, Climate Change, Environment

American Wind Power Blows Beyond 70 GW

Joanna Schroeder

American wind power has blown beyond the 70 gigawatt (GW) mark. There is now enough power generated from wind to supply more than 19 million average American homes. This milestone was achieved in November leading into a historic climate agreement by global leaders to reduce carbon emission. This, along with the Clean Power Plan will continue to drive demand for …

Clean Energy, Clean Power Plan, Electricity, Wind

Americans United for Change New Climate Video

Joanna Schroeder

COP21 will go down in history as nearly 200 countries came together to reach an historic climate agreement. Despite the efforts, there is still a political contingency of “climate deniers” (check out the Climate Deniers Anthem spoof released by Funny or Die last week) and Americans United for Change noted they will be taking the presidential debate stage tomorrow in …

Americans United for Change, Clean Energy, Clean Power Plan, Climate Change, politics, Renewable Energy, Video

Fuels America Launches RFS Climate Ad Campaign

Joanna Schroeder

Leading up to COP21 in Paris in a couple of weeks Fuels America has launched a climate campaign targeted at President Obama. The campaign encourages him to tout the success of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) during the climate talks. Fuels America is calling on the administration to get the RFS back on track. During the call biofuel industry representatives …

advanced biofuels, Audio, Biodiesel, Cellulosic, Clean Power Plan, Climate Change, Ethanol, Fuels America, RFS

10K New U.S. Clean Energy Jobs in Q3

Joanna Schroeder

According to the latest Clean Energy Jobs report from Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), there were almost 10,000 new clean energy jobs announced during the third quarter (Q3) this year. The top three states for the quarter were: Utah (2,950 jobs announced), California (1,916) and Colorado (850). Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Maine, Nebraska, Mississippi and North Dakota rounded out the top 10. So …

Clean Energy, Clean Power Plan, Solar, Wind