Tagged Legislation

Oregon officially commits to 100% clean electricity by 2040

By Kelsey Misbrener Oregon Gov. Kate Brown celebrated the signing of a bill committing electricity providers to deliver 100% clean power to Oregon customers by 2040 into law at a ceremony on Tuesday. The move builds on a national trend, as it makes Oregon the eighth state to enact a legislative commitment to 100% clean…

In Wisconsin, conservatives make the case for third-party community solar

By Renewable Energy World by Kari Lydersen, Energy News Network A conservative-led alliance of farming, construction, and clean energy groups is pushing new legislation in Wisconsin meant to create competition and accelerate the development of subscriber-backed community solar projects. Backers of the bill (LRB 1902) say it would facilitate a significant increase in the state’s…

Michigan Municipal League backs state community solar legislation

By Kelsey Misbrener The Michigan Municipal League backed community solar legislation by joining the Michigan Community Solar Alliance (MCSA). The League advocates on behalf of more than 520 municipalities across the state and has joined MCSA to support House Bills 4715 and 4716, sponsored by state Reps. Rachel Hood (D-Grand Rapids) and Michele Hoitenga (R-Manton)….

Up-to-date information on the rebound in flying in the United States

By mmillikin by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Among the variables included in my ongoing monthly monitoring of key transportation indexes is revenue passenger miles for domestic flying. That monitoring has shown a huge pandemic-related drop in flying during the spring of 2020 and a gradual rebound later in 2020 and in early 2021. However,…

US Climate Policy: A Nation at War with Itself (Infrastructure)

By Joel Stronberg URGENCY is the message of today and every day until the US finally has the policies in place and acted upon that will lead it to a sustainable environment and economy. IntroductionThe US is fifteen months away from the 2022 midterm elections. If history repeats itself, as it often does, the Democrats…

China Breaks Ground for 1st Small Modular Reactor

By Dan Yurman China Breaks Ground for its 1st Small Modular ReactorNuScale Downsizes Idaho Plant from 12 to 6 UnitsKairos $100 Million Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor Project to be Tested in East TennesseeUK / Government ‘Close To Finalizing Legislation’ For New Nuclear Financing ModelNASA Announces Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Reactor Concept AwardsChina Breaks Ground for First…

Wisconsin Republicans working on community solar-enabling legislation

By Kelsey Misbrener This week, Wisconsin State Senator Duey Stroebel (R-Saukville) and Representative Timothy Ramthun (R-Campbellsport) indicated their plans to introduce community solar bills later this month. The bills — for which they are recruiting co-sponsors — would remove existing policy restrictions to allow for the development of small-scale community solar projects that would enable…

GM bringing Charge 360 to fleets

By mmillikin General Motors and BrightDrop, a new business created and wholly owned by GM focused on electric commercial delivery and logistics, announced the Ultium Charge 360 fleet charging service, a comprehensive approach designed to help make the switch to electric seamless for fleet customers by connecting them with services, features and resources. In April,…

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