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West Virginia: First State to Repeal Renewable Energy Law

West Virginia: First State to Repeal Renewable Energy Law Lisa Markowski for Zondits Coal-rich West Virginia is following in the footsteps of Florida, Ohio, and Indiana by striking down legislation supporting clean energy. Earlier this week West Virginia’s Democratic governor, Earl Ray Tomblin, signed a bill to repeal a 2009 law that required utilities in that […]

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Bipartisan Support Remains Important for Green Energy Sector

Renewables enjoy new bipartisan consensus, but efficiency standards remain under attack Utility Dive, January 16, 2015 A wave of conservative political victories does not appear to have set off a fresh series of attacks against state renewable portfolio standards (RPS). The reason? Cleaner power is now mainstream, and competes in the energy marketplace. “I would […]

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Indiana Proposes Allowing Utilities Set EE Targets

Pence proposes utilities set own energy-efficiency goals Indianapolis Business Journal, January 8, 2015 Rather than setting a statewide mandate for energy efficiency, Gov. Mike Pence is proposing a policy would allow electric utilities to set their own goals. The governor’s office drafted a bill that will be carried by Senate Utilities Committee Chairman Jim Merritt, […]