Posts Tagged ‘clean energy standard’

California Sets New Record for Wind Generation

When we are ready for winter to end but forced to endure a few more weeks of grey and blustery days, we often attempt to comfort ourselves by saying “April showers bring May flowers.” But now, thanks to the growing amount of wind generation capacity and blustery spring winds, we can expect something else in April: loads of clean, renewable energy. Read More

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EIA’s Analysis of Bingaman Clean Energy Standard Underestimates Role of Renewable Energy

On May 2, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a new analysis of The Clean Energy Standard Act of 2012, proposed by Sen. Bingaman (D-NM), which greatly underestimates the potential contribution of renewable energy while making overly optimistic projections for nuclear power. The so-called “clean” energy standard (CES) would require electric utilities to gradually increase their power supply from low- and no-carbon sources from 24 percent in 2015 to 84 percent in 2035. More details on the bill, along with several improvements, are discussed in a separate UCS blog. Read More

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Improvements Needed on National Clean Energy Standard

On May 17th, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on a national clean energy standard (CES). The dialogue is a welcome step, but in order to transition toward a truly low-carbon, clean energy future, the bill requires several improvements. Read More

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The State of Clean Energy in the State of the Union

Clean energy played a prominent role in Tuesday’s state of the union speech, lauded as an effective way to spur American innovation and investment, and create jobs. But several of the initiatives President Obama highlighted require legislative action. Will Congress finally cooperate? Read More

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