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This Crazy Trick Could Help New Orleans Utility Customers Save Money

, Senior Energy Analyst

Over the past year or so, a lot of states with renewable portfolio standards (RPS) have opted to double down on that policy mechanism to set a path to 100% clean electricity. However, most jurisdictions in the deep south have been reticent to pass such policies. That might change later this year, as the City of New Orleans considers passing an RPS. And that’s the crazy trick that could save customers money. Passing an RPS.

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Despite Bipartisan Support for Clean Energy, Nevada Governor Vetoes RPS Bill

, Senior energy analyst

(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 >

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New Analysis Shows Fixing Illinois Clean Energy Policies Is Essential to Any “Next Generation Energy Plan”

, director of energy research, Clean Energy

There are some key flaws in a proposed energy plan that would prevent Illinois from moving toward a truly clean energy future. Our new analysis shows that fixing and strengthening the state’s renewable energy and energy efficiency policies provides a cost-effective strategy for cutting carbon emissions from the energy sector. Read more >

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Tesla Surges Ahead on Energy Storage

, Senior energy analyst

It’s been an exciting week for clean energy in California, with strong action by the governor on carbon pollution and a bold announcement expected on energy storage that will accelerate our clean energy transition. Read more >

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California Governor Signals New Commitment to Renewable Energy: 50% Renewables by 2030

, Senior energy analyst

Yesterday Jerry Brown accepted the job of governor of California for a fourth term and made some exciting remarks about the state’s clean energy future. Read more >

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