AUFC: Quit Doing Polluters’ Dirty Work

Joanna Schroeder

The Republican Attorneys General Association is meeting this weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona for its fall meeting and Americans United for Change (AUFC) is calling on its members to stop doing polluters’ dirty work. Rather, AUFC is encouraging Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and others to embrace the economic and health benefits of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power …

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

Poll Shows African Americans Back Climate Action

Joanna Schroeder

According to a new poll released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and GREEN FOR ALL, two-thirds of African Americans believe global warming is a serious program and want more action to curb its effects. This group also supports the Clean Power Plan (CPP), finalized in August, as a tool to address the climate crisis while 83 percent …

Audio, Clean Energy, Clean Power Plan, Climate Change, Solar, Wind

The Clean Power Plan: The Fight is On

Joanna Schroeder

Fighting over the Clean Power Plan is getting heated with the Republican Attorneys General filing a lawsuit against the Obama Administrations for the recently published legislation. Focused on utilities, the goal of the program is to reduce carbon pollution by 32 percent. In response to the suit, Americans United for Change launched a digital ad campaign challenging the Attorneys General …

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

Grid Guru Debunks Clean Power Plan Blackouts

Joanna Schroeder

According to a new white paper, implementation of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) will not cause blackouts and opposers to the plan claim. Lauren Azar, former Commissioner at the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin and senior advisor to former Energy Secretary Steven Chu, conducted a detailed review of the recent history of the power industry and found that utilities will …

Clean Power Plan, Electricity, Solar, Wind

Reign in the EPA Say Republican Candidates

Joanna Schroeder

The last batch of Republican presidential candidates took the Soapbox stage during the last weekend of the Iowa State Fair. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) took a different approach and only answered questions. His overall statement was that the government needs to enforce the laws currently in place – not just the laws we like- but all laws. Speaking …

advance biofuels, Agribusiness, Audio, Clean Energy, Clean Power Plan, Iowa State Fair, politics, RFS

Jeb Bush Kicks off Fair Speech on Energy

Joanna Schroeder

Republican Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida and presidential hopeful, kicked off his time on the Presidential Soapbox promoting his support of renewable energy and agriculture. Florida has a huge agriculture community and is home to one of the first advanced cellulosic facilities, Ineos Bio located in Vera Beach, that began production in May of 2013. The plant uses wood, …

Agribusiness, Audio, Clean Energy, Clean Power Plan, Iowa RFA, politics

Battleground States Support Clean Energy

Joanna Schroeder

According to new poll results in eight battleground states, there is widespread support for the Clean Power Plan. This week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released final rules. Overall, 58 percent support the plan while 40 percent oppose it after hearing arguments for and against the plan. States polled included Virginia, Florida, Ohio, New Hampshire, Colorado, Nevada, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania. …

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

EPA Releases Final Clean Power Plan Rules

Joanna Schroeder

Final rules for the Clean Power Plan have been released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as announced by President Obama. The plan calls for carbon reduction from the power sector (aka utilities) by 32 percent below 2005 levels in 2030. According to the EPA, power plants are the largest drivers of climate change in the U.S. emitting nearly one-third …

Carbon Dioxide, Clean Energy, Clean Power Plan, Climate Change, Electricity, Environment, EPA

Wind Can Play Big Role in Clean Power

Joanna Schroeder

As states begin to put their Clean Power Plans (CPP) into place, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) has conduced analyses on potential optimal energy sources as part of a state’s electricity  mix. The leader: wind. According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), wind’s role has not been widely discussed. As it relates to wind energy, the EIA found (as …

Audio, Clean Energy, Clean Power Plan, Electricity, Wind

Climate Deniers Uncovered

Joanna Schroeder

A paper published by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), “The Climate Deception Dossiers,” reveals decades of corporate misinformation campaigns by the fossil fuel industry. The paper focuses on seven deception dossiers, or collections containing nearly 85 internal company and trade association documents that have either been leaked to the public, come to light through lawsuits, or been disclosed through …

Clean Energy, Clean Power Plan, Climate Change, Opinion, Renewable Energy