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Trump Announces the U.S. Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

Trump Announces the U.S. Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

US cities, states and companies vow to honour Paris climate accord, even if Trump doesn’t New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday that his municipality would “take matters into our own hands, calling the threat to pull out of the historic climate accord “a dagger aimed at the heart of New York City.”

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The Unstoppable Growth of the Clean Energy Sector

Ethan Forauer, ERS, and Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits The new presidential administration is proposing sweeping changes to energy and environmental policy. During the presidential debates, the candidates did not devote much time to explaining their policy positions and ideas regarding climate change and energy. However, the stance of the new administration has been made clear

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Wyoming’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, or, Standard Portfolio Renewable?

Ethan Forauer, ERS, for Zondits In a piece of legislation that has proven to be one of the first of its kind, Wyoming State Representative David Miller has brought forward a bill aiming to penalize state utilities that incorporate ineligible clean energy resources in the state’s electricity portfolio. This comes at a juncture where economic

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Trump Issues a Freeze Impacting Pending Energy Efficiency Regulations

Trump’s regulatory freeze halts four Obama rules aimed at promoting greater energy efficiency The Washington Post, January 21, 2017 Nearly simultaneously with President Trump’s oath of office Friday, the White House website shifted to remove climate change related content from the Obama administration and supplant it with a new statement of Trump’s energy policy — one focused, it said, reducing

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Energy Efficiency Is a Bigger Resource Than Nuclear Power

The enormous scale of all the energy that we never used The Washington Post, August 19, 2016 Energy efficiency takes a huge number of forms, ranging from weatherizing a house to upping the fuel efficiency of vehicles. A new report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, a prominent nonprofit that both researches and promotes energy

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What’s Right with New York: A Primer on New York’s REV Proceeding

Allison Donnelly, ERS, for Zondits. Image credit: Unsplash / 8180 images This is a good time to be working in clean energy. Nationwide, the costs of rooftop solar, LEDs, electric vehicles, and other sustainable technologies are coming down at an impressive rate. Technologies that once seemed to be on the fringe are becoming mainstream – even

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Removing the Barriers for Clean Technology Gains

Here’s the No. 1 Problem With Renewable Energy Financing Fortune, May 17, 2016 Predicting growth in the renewable energy sector can be problematic. With continuous stops and starts from a policy perspective, and the unpredictable pace of technological advancement, it’s hard for financiers to know how—or when—their investments will pan out. “First off the most

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NRCan and the U.S. DOE Aim to Align Efficiency Standards

Canadian energy efficiency standards to follow U.S. lead ECEEE, March 4, 2016. Image credit: Photoshot Updated energy performance targets for a range of commercial and residential equipment and lighting products will be the first regulatory amendments since Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) signed an agreement aimed at harmonizing the two counties’ energy

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