Is losing all that solar energy during the eclipse a big deal for the electricity grid? Turns out, no. Read more >
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August 10, 2017 9:48 AM EDT
July 7, 2017 9:20 AM EDT
Update: During the week of July 10th, SB 100 was heard in two major policy committees in the Assembly: the Utilities and Energy committee and the Natural Resources committee. The bill was voted out and now heads to Appropriations.
For many, summertime means getting to wear shorts, eating more ice cream than usual, and if you’re lucky, sleeping in. But for me, summertime means putting on a suit and heading to Sacramento to talk about energy policy. While the Trump Administration tries unsuccessfully to convince the country that coal is the answer, the California Legislature is moving ever forward to advance a cleaner and healthier energy future. Read more >
June 5, 2017 8:31 PM EDT
(Updated on June 16, 2017)
Governor Brian Sandoval waited until the very last minute to decide, but ultimately vetoed AB 206, a bill that would have raised Nevada’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to 40% by 2030. The current RPS is 25% by 2025.
On June 3rd, AB 206 passed the final hurdle in the legislature with bipartisan support. Doing so sent a clear message that Nevada lawmakers want the state to benefit from cleaner air and more renewable energy jobs. Read more >
May 23, 2017 2:09 PM EDT
Compared to where many states and cities across this country are headed, the focus on coal is at best nostalgic and misguided, and at worst desperate and dangerous Read more >
April 20, 2017 12:00 AM EDT
In an age where basic environmental issues are becoming hyper-political, I am encouraged by a new analysis that proves just how much progress we’ve made across the country. Read more >