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Here's the First Peek at Pent-Up Demand for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Virginia

June 18, 2014 by Jim Pierobon

Virginia Energy Diversification Efforts

Efforts by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to diversify the state’s energy mix are off to a curious start. He created an “Energy Council” to advise him and set six dates for “listening sessions” throughout the Commonwealth to field recommendations from the public.[read more]

8 US States Target 3.3 Million Electric Vehicles On The Road By 2025

October 26, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci
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Electric Vehicles and States

Forget President Obama’s goal of 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015, how about 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles by 2025? It may sound unlikely considering just 165,000 ZEVs are now on US roads, but the governors of eight states signed an agreement to do just that.[read more]

Dangerous Precedent or Slippery Slope?

June 13, 2013 by Joseph Koblich

Clear Cutting for Wind Energy

 

The governor of Vermont last year established the “Energy Generating Siting Policy Commission,” after citizens protested a proposed wind farm, to evaluate how much local input should be required in energy siting decisions.[read more]

US Governors Ask Obama to Boost Wind Energy

September 1, 2011 by Vicky Portwain

A coalition of 24 US governors from the major parties and each region of the country has asked the administration to take steps to provide a more favourable business climate for the expansion of wind energy according to the American Wind Energy Association. Demands are being made for a 7-year extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC)...[read more]

Governors 2010: Climate change deniers threaten the Northeast RGGI climate compact

October 17, 2010 by Joseph Romm

The northeastern United States remains a bastion of the clean energy economy, though global warming deniers are vying to take over leadership of the state governments.  Wonk Room’s Brad Johnson has the story.  The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is the carbon trading program of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine,...[read more]

Governor’s Wind Coalition Brings Recommendations to President Obam

March 17, 2010 by Matt Dernoga

What’s noteworthy about this coalition is the support from states such as West Virginia and Oklahoma.  Below is the press release, and here are the coalitions recommendations, and letters to President Obama and Congress. Iowa Governor Culver and Rhode Island Governor Carcieri Release Great Expectations: The Governors’ Wind Energy...[read more]