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Connecticut, New Jersey Increase their Renewables Mandates

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Last week, Connecticut became the latest state to raise its target for the generation of solar, wind and other renewable forms of energy consumed by its residents and businesses. Gov. Dannel Malloy signed Public Act 18-50, which requires that by … Continue reading

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Massachusetts State Senate Unanimously Approves Bill Requiring “Market-Based Compliance Mechanisms” to Reduce Carbon Emissions

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Last night, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a wide-ranging bill, An Act to Promote a Clean Energy Future, which would compel the governor to establish “market-based compliance mechanisms” to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from the transportation sector; the commercial, industrial, and … Continue reading

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Cuomo Unveils Environmental Agenda in State of the State Address

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In his State of the State Address this week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a range of new proposals aimed at deepening the state’s commitment to renewable energy and pollution-reduction programs. Here is a brief summary: RGGI: Cuomo will … Continue reading

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U.S. to Withdraw from Paris Agreement, but Many CSG/ERC States Committed to Carbon Reductions

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President Trump today announced that the United States will exit the historic Paris Agreement, whose 195 signatories agreed to reduce their greenhouse-gas emissions in an effort to combat climate change. Only two other nations in the world are not party … Continue reading

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Report Finds Efficiency Could Replace Power from Indian Point Nuclear Plant in New York

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Last month, when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a deal to close the Indian Point Nuclear Power plant by 2021, some experts questioned whether the plant’s output could be replaced without relying on large quantities of natural gas. Indian … Continue reading

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NY Gov. Cuomo Announces Deal to Close Indian Point Nuclear Plant

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The Indian Point Nuclear Plant will close in four years, more than a decade ahead of schedule, a deal that “eliminates a major risk” to the safety of New Yorkers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in his State of the State … Continue reading

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Benefits of State Clean Energy Mandates Outweigh Costs, Federal Report Finds

The costs associated with implementing state renewable-energy standards between now and mid-century will be far outweighed by the benefits to public health and the environment, a new federal report finds. The report was released jointly by the Lawrence Berkeley National … Continue reading