The state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires utilities to source 12.5% of energy from renewables by 2025 and its Energy Efficiency Resource Standard requires them to help customers cut energy use 22% by then.
It is more than refreshing to watch the Senate actually pulling together on a bipartisan basis to deliver a solid piece of helpful legislation to the American people” stated Alliance to Save Energy President Kateri Callahan as the Senate began consideration of the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 1392).
The aim is to enable companies to identify opportunities for saving on their energy bills through improved energy efficiency. The Department for Energy and Climate Change (Decc) estimates that up to £1.9bn could be saved.
Western Resource Advocates and Conservation Colorado joined other state and local leaders in applauding the final approval of legislation that expands access to solar, wind, and other clean energy for rural Colorado.
The checkerboard floors of the Delaware State Senate were busy with activity well after midnight on June 30—yes, Sunday night—during the final hours of the 2013 legislative session. The Legislature considered a wide range of measures this spring, and it decided this past weekend to also establish a new committee to advise the state on green building policy.
President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, released on June 25, 2013, redoubled attention to prospective regulation of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from the electric power sector. In his plan and address, the President gave significant attention to fossil fueled electric power plants, which account for about one-third of U.S. GHG emissions (as carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent).