Renewable Energy Standard (RES)

A 50-Percent-By-2025 Renewable Energy Standard Can Help Governor Cuomo Realize His "Opportunity Agenda"

January 30, 2015 by Kit Kennedy

New York State Energy Goals

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address Wednesday didn't address clean energy, but there are some great clean energy proposals in the policy book that accompanied the speech, called the "2015 Opportunity Agenda."[read more]

Renewable Energy Standards: North Carolina 1, ALEC 0

April 28, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

North Carolina renewables

Clean energy advocates in North Carolina have won a major battle in the opening stages of a nationwide fossil fuel-funded war against renewable energy standards in America.[read more]

What would it take to develop Arizona solar?

April 11, 2012 by Arno Harris

How can Arizona harness the 'buckets of sunshine' it receives every day? Seems like the state was on a good path a while ago, but recent politics have veered away from that.[read more]

Traditional Energy vs. Renewables: Sputnik State of the Union

January 26, 2011 by Geoffrey Styles
Chuck Kennedy, via Wikimedia Commons

Energy didn't feature as prominently in last night's State of the Union Address as it has in some years, including last year's speech. Rather than making it a primary focus area, the President seemed to mention it more as an example of his broader innovation and competitiveness agenda. That's probably a good thing, because the...[read more]

Nuclear and the Renewable Energy Standard

October 18, 2010 by Joseph Koblich

By Jim Hopf Now that more comprehensive climate change policies such as cap-and-trade are on indefinite hold, congress is considering a national Renewable Energy Standard (RES) in an effort to do something on energy issues. The RES would require that 15 percent of all U.S. electrical generation be provided by “renewable” sources by 2020...[read more]