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  • Investors with US$3tr urge congress to pass strong energy and climate law

    Echoing the same energy and climate change policies that President Obama trumpeted in his speech to Congress last night, a group of 35 investors with over US$3 trillion in assets called on Congressional leaders to pass strong legislation to advance a clean energy, low-carbon economy and U.S. competitiveness. In a letter delivered this morning to House and Senate leaders and the Obama ...


    By Ceres

  • Light bulbs to light trucks, efficiency shapes new US energy law

    Congress on 18 December passed a new energy bill and sent it along Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House in a hybrid Prius car. President George W. Bush signed the measure 19 December, which includes the first increase in vehicle fuel economy standards in 32 years. The House approved the bill, 314-100 on Tuesday. The Senate passed it last week by a vote of 86-8. The bill mandates a fuel ...

  • BC tables clean energy act

    On April 28, the government of British Columbia announced the introduction of a new Clean Energy Act. According to the press release, the Clean Energy Act "sets the foundation for a new future of electricity self-sufficiency, job creation and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, powered by unprecedented investments in clean, renewable energy across the province." Like Ontario"s Green Energy Act, the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Clean Energy Boom Powers Texas

    AUSTIN, Texas, October 8, 2007 (ENS) - Texans like to say that everything is bigger in Texas, and when it comes to wind power, they're right. Texas boasts the world’s largest wind farm - FPL Energy’s 735 megawatt, MW, Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center - and also the world's second largest wind farm - the 505 MW Sweetwater project owned by Babcock & Brown & Catamount Energy, both ...

  • New California Law Boosts Sustainable Materials Industry

    California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Friday Assembly Bill 2205, which clears the way for a new, revolutionary materials industry in California. AB 2205, authored by Assembly Member V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella) and co-authored by Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro), brings state regulation up to speed with innovative new ...


    By Simbol Materials LLC

  • Research and Markets: The Book `Environmental and Energy Law` Will Be Useful to All Those Working or Studying in the Environmental or Energy Arena

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dwhpqj/environmental_and) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Environmental and Energy Law" to their offering. Environmental & Energy Law attempts to bridge the knowledge gap between legal ...


  • Radical reforms to electricity market pass into law

    Today the government’s reforms to stimulate low carbon energy investment and keep the lights on have passed into law. The Secretary of State has confirmed that: - The government’s delivery partners for the reformed market - National Grid, the Low Carbon Contracts Company, and the Electricity Settlements Company - have been given powers to go ahead and implement the reforms. - ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Radical reforms to electricity market pass into law

    Today the government’s reforms to stimulate low carbon energy investment and keep the lights on have passed into law.. The Secretary of State has confirmed that: The government’s delivery partners for the reformed market - National Grid, the Low Carbon Contracts Company, and the Electricity Settlements Company - have been given powers to go ahead and implement the reforms The ...

  • Montana Governor Signs Clean Energy Bills

    HELENA, Montana (ENS) – Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer Tuesday signed into law two bills that provide tax incentives for future development and transmission of clean and renewable energy. The incentives support the development of new transmission lines, carbon dioxide sequestration pipelines to prevent emission of this greenhouse gas into the atmosphere, liquid fuel ...

  • Clean Energy Launches “The Road to Natural Gas”

    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE) today released “The Road to Natural Gas,” a listing of trucking companies, refuse haulers, fleet operators, airports, municipalities and other organizations which have signed new or expanded existing agreements with Clean Energy to provide natural gas transportation fuel and other services for their vehicles ...


    By Clean Energy

  • Asian and Pacific Nations Sign Clean Energy Pact

    MANILA, Philippines (ENS) - Government leaders from across Asia and the Pacific have agreed to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels and promote cleaner technologies that address air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. The energy pact signed by ...

  • Dirty energy keystone XL Measure has no place in clean energy bill

    During the Senate’s work today on the bipartisan Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill, several senators debated a proposed Senate measure supporting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which would worsen climate change. The Natural Resources Defense Council maintains that the Shaheen-Portman bill should be kept free of amendments that would make it impossible for this bipartisan ...

  • Lawmakers visit NREL for clean energy solutions

    More than half of the states in the U.S. have embraced renewable energy portfolio standards (RPS). Now comes the hard part — complying with those aggressive mandates and building clean energy economies during the deepest national recession in 70 years. Two dozen lawmakers and legislative staffers from Maryland to Washington state visited NREL for three days to learn about clean energy ...

  • Speech: Empowering women in the clean energy revolution

    Speech by British Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, Baroness Verma at the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University of Law. Originally given at Hyderabad. This is a transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered. Good Morning. I would like to thank the VC and faculty members of NALSAR for extending me a very warm welcome. I am, of ...

  • Duke Energy to give $2 million to Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE)

     As part of its continuing commitment to the communities it serves, Duke Energy has given the first half of a $2 million contribution to Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE), a South Carolinanon-profit program designed to improve the quality of the environment by promoting the development of renewable energy resources, such as ...


    By Duke Energy

  • Energy department announces regional winners of university clean energy business competitions

    Underscoring the Obama Administration’s commitments to keep college affordable for American families and students and support the next generation of energy leaders, the U.S. Energy Department today announced the regional winners of its National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. The initiative inspires university teams across the country to create new businesses and commercialize ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Proposed clean energy standard could wake up U.S. energy policy

    For too long, the United States has lacked a clear, national energy policy. Today, Senator Bingaman took a step in that direction by introducing the Clean Energy Standard Act of 2012 (CESA), which would create certainty for clean energy investments, diversify the U.S. power mix, and ...

  • California Enacts Law To Use 50 Percent Renewable Electricity By 2030

    On October 7, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed S.B. 350, The Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015 (the Act). The law will require the percent of electricity produced from renewable sources to increase over stages until 2030 ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • WRI response to the introduction of the clean energy standard act of 2012

    Today, Sen. Jeff Bingaman introduced the Clean Energy Standard Act of 2012. Following is a statement from Kevin Kennedy, Director, U.S. Climate Initiative, World Resources Institute: “The introduction of the Clean Energy Standard Act is a welcome step toward restarting the important discussion around a national ...

  • REEEP Disburses €2.2 million Euro for 32 New Clean Energy Projects

    The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) last week announced 32 new projects for funding. The funding round, REEEP’s fourth, represented the largest funding round in REEEP’s three year history. “More projects have been funded in the areas of financing models and energy efficiency, than in previous rounds,” stated Morgan Bazilian, REEEP Programme Board Chair. “REEEP has ...

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