Tagged Legislation

Ohio anti-protest bill could criminalize support for pipeline demonstrations

By ENN Contributor Demonstrators protest the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines in 2017. Critics of an anti-pipeline protest proposal moving through the Ohio Legislature say even chanting “stop the pipeline” could be construed as encouraging damage to critical infrastructure under the bill’s vague language. Photo by Pax Ahimsa Gethen / Wikimedia CommonsActivists say a…

Virginia Assembly advances 100% RPS bill

By Kelsey Misbrener The Virginia House and Senate passed identical versions of the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA), a bill that would create a renewable portfolio standard in Virginia and require utilities and competitive suppliers to increase the percentage of electricity produced from clean energy annually, until they achieve 100% renewably-sourced energy by 2050. A…

Canadian Energy Weekly Round-Up: February 10, 2020

By Energy in Depth Here are the top news stories covering Canada’s energy landscape:Activists’ Unrealistic DemandsDespite receiving support from 250 university professors in an open letter, Extinction Rebellion still has unrealistic goals for solving climate change. Among other demands, the open letter asks for Canada to create binding legislation for zero emissions by 2025. This…

EV Freedom Act proposed to Congress would create national charging network—and jobs

By [email protected] (Stephen Edelstein) While the current Presidential administration remains hostile to nearly any effort to reduce carbon emissions, two members of Congress have introduced a bill to expand electric-car charging infrastructure. Called the Electric Vehicle Freedom Act, the bill calls for the construction of a network of fast-charging stations along major highways within… Read…

What ‘Innovation’ Means to Republicans

By [email protected] What the heck happened in Iowa? Democratic co-host Brandon Hurlbut shares a firsthand account of the caucus reporting glitch and top voter issues in the first state to hold a presidential nominating contest. We look at where climate ranked. Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., House Democrats have unveiled draft legislation and a policy roadmap…

USDOT releases Broad Agency Announcement for V2X communications devices for Safety Band spectrum testing

By mmillikin The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has released a broad agency announcement (BAA) (693JJ3-20-BAA-0002) to procure vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications devices to support the USDOT’s 5.9 GHz “Safety Band” spectrum testing. (Earlier post.) The devices will be used to evaluate the safety performance and capabilities of the devices through both small- and large-scale testing,…

First look at Gen2 EVO Forumla E racer

By mmillikin Formula E and the FIA provided images of the newly named Gen2 EVO, using a reimagined design that will debut in season seven when the electric racing series competes under the banner of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Ahead of another milestone season, the first Formula E car to contest for…

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