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Ohio Electricity Regulators Reject Bailout for Uneconomic Power Plants

By John FinniganOhio’s clean energy economy celebrated a big win this week. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) denied American Electric Power Company’s (AEP) request for guaranteed profits to operate its aging, uneconomic coal power...

Posted March 3, 2015    

Clean Energy is Just Smart Business for Leaders like Apple, Google

By Peter SopherApple and Google have changed our lives forever, both because of their technological innovations and sheer size as global corporations. Now, they’re aiming to reshape the energy landscape.Recently, Apple announced plans to spend...

Posted March 1, 2015    

Fly-By: What the Latest Aerial Study of Methane Emissions Tells Us

By Mark BrownsteinIn the summer of 2013, researchers aboard a four-engine P-3 Orion aircraft – a variant of the plane used by the U.S. Navy to track submarines – flew over three of the nation’s biggest shale gas regions, taking measurements...

Posted February 28, 2015    

Efficiency is What Texas Can (and Should) Do Best

By John Hall, Director, Texas Clean EnergyI have been involved in Texas’ energy sector for a long time, particularly from an environmental perspective.I was there when the state’s metropolitan centers and their robust industrial sectors were...

Posted February 27, 2015    

Think Texas Energy is All About the Oil? Think Again

By Jim MarstonTechnology is making clean energy competitive with coal for the first time in history, and that’s a game changer.In 1999, we pushed to get the first renewable energy mandate passed in the country – in Texas of all places. There were...

Posted February 25, 2015    

Let's Talk About Solar Energy and Equity

By Jorge MadridWe need to have “the talk” about solar power and equity, because ignoring uncomfortable questions will invite misinformation and bad decisions. We need an informed dialogue about how local solar power can impact low-income communities...

Posted February 24, 2015    

Environmental, Consumer Groups Unite in Asking Supreme Court to Hear Demand Response Case

By Michael PanfilEarlier this week, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), along with 11 other environmental and consumer groups, joined forces in asking the Supreme Court to hear an important case involving an energy resource that saves families and...

Posted February 23, 2015    

Are Energy Managers Making Progress? Introducing a Tool to Help

By Liz Delaney, Program Director, EDF Climate CorpsEnergy management can be complicated, and the projects organizations must tackle run the gamut: from small-scale lighting and HVAC upgrades to whole building retrofits; from baselining energy...

Posted February 22, 2015    

Illinois Bill Pledges More Clean Energy Jobs, Boost to Economy, and Cleaner Air

By Dick MunsonIllinois is two-for-two on clean energy wins. Illinois legislators introduced a bill to spur significant new growth in the clean energy industry, creating an estimated 32,000 jobs annually across Illinois once proposed clean energy...

Posted February 21, 2015    

Studies Provide Insight on Two Overlooked Segments of Oil and Gas Industry

By Peter Zalzal. Scientists David Lyon and Ramón Alvarez contributed to this post Two recently released studies in the journal of Environmental Science and Technology provide new insights into methane emissions from significant sources in the oil...

Posted February 12, 2015    

Energy Efficiency Market Players Can Choose from Growing List of Trained Project Developers

By Matt Golden, Senior Energy Finance ConsultantThe Investor Confidence Project (ICP), an EDF initiative designed to unlock investment in energy efficiency, is making progress toward completing a credentialing system that would provide third-...

Posted February 11, 2015    

Broad Coalition Coalesces for Clean Energy Jobs in Illinois

By Dick MunsonLabor, business, and environmental leaders have formed a unique coalition that will urge Illinois lawmakers to pass new standards for energy efficiency and renewable energy, leading to tens of thousands of new, local jobs.Members of...

Posted February 6, 2015