100 days of Trump: Round 1 to renewables

Despite battle cries to end the ‘war on coal’, Trump’s first 100 days as president have done very little to materially dismantle progress in renewable energy and climate action, according to energy and national security expert Kevin Book.

Minnesota proposes 50% renewables by 2030

Minnesota is pushing for an even more aggressive renewable portfolio standard (RPS) with the Dayton administration proposing 50% renewables integration by 2030.

Fossil fuel and utility interests behind siege on Ohio’s clean energy

Whilst the future of Ohio’s clean energy standards might lie in the hands of governor John Kasich, recent research by watchdog industry group Energy and Policy Institute (EPI) reveals that fossil fuel and utility interests have been pulling the strings behind the freeze on Ohio’s clean energy standards.

New Ohio bill extends freeze on clean energy mandates

The fate of Ohio’s clean energy lies solely in the hands of governor John Kasich who will now decide whether to approve or veto a new bill that would allow utilities to continue ignoring state renewable energy mandates for the next two years.

Illinois utility’s solar plan comes under fire despite ‘improvement’

US competitive energy provider Exelon and Illinois’ largest electric utility ComEd have announced the pending filing of the Next Generation Energy Plan, a controversial bill that seeks to spur the state’s clean energy incentives but scraps net metering and seeks to impose an unprecedented 'demand charge'.