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Renewables Outrun Coal as Largest Global Energy Source in 2015

Renewables surged past coal in 2015 to become world’s biggest source of electricity: IEA CNBC, October 25, 2016 Renewable energy moved past coal in 2015 to become the biggest source of global electricity capacity, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday. Last year “marked a turning point for renewables” the body said, with clean […]

Ending Michigan’s Coal Dependency

Michigan’s crisis: Can the coal-heavy state embrace renewables and efficiency? Utility Dive, March 17, 2015 Michigan officials and electric utilities are rushing to solve the state’s power difficulties ahead of significant expected capacity shortfalls. Last week, Gov. Rick Snyder (R) unveiled a broad strategy that calls for significantly more renewables and energy conservation programs in a state traditionally […]

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The Clean Power Plan Tug-of-War in Republican States

Republican States: Think Twice Before Rejecting the EPA’s Clean Power Plan Energy Collective, February 5, 2015 Republican state governors and legislators will be raising your electric rates soon, according to a recent economic study commissioned by the National Mining Association and various other industry groups. But only if they refuse to implement the Environmental Protection […]