Renewable energy


Forging Ahead with Clean Power Plan Compliance Would Benefit Illinois

, policy analyst, Clean Energy

Illinois’ Governor Bruce Rauner has not confirmed whether Illinois will move forward with a Clean Power Plan (CPP) planning process. Yet 16 other leadership states have already wisely stated they will continue to plan for compliance with the rule. Illinois should follow suit. Read more >

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New Analysis Shows Minnesota Can Save Millions AND Cut Carbon Pollution

, energy analyst

A new UCS analysis released today shows that strengthening Minnesota’s commitment to renewable energy and energy efficiency will drive billions in capital investments, reduce carbon emissions, and lead to significant cost savings on consumer electricity bills through 2030. Read more >

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How to Push Climate and Energy Funding through a Republican Congress

, director of gov't affairs, Climate & Energy

Every year the president outlines priorities for his administration and the country through his budget request to Congress. But the Republican Congress controls the purse strings, and the president isn’t exactly winning popularity contests with those folks. So what climate and energy priorities can actually get funded in the Republican Congress? Lots, actually. Read more >

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Big News: 39 States and Their Utilities Write Plan for Deep CO2 Reductions

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

A major collaboration between officials from 39 states and 26 major utility companies shows how the eastern U.S. could cut carbon 42% by 2030 and reach 30% renewable energy in the electricity supply. Read more >

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That’s Not How Commerce Works—U.S. Chamber Wrong (Again) in New Clean Power Plan Report

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

Some sales efforts work from a false starting point. Some try to lead the gullible consumer by pretending to share an insider’s secret with them. Some fall back on old slogans. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has employed all three of these tactics in its latest attack on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Read more >

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