News in Brief: Bill Clinton opens Westchester's largest solar array – a 2.7MW facility at Swiss RE's US headquarters; Nexamp completes a 700kW community solar facility in Massachusetts, Michigan introduces a bill to up its RPS and Solaria deploys its architectural solar products at Cornell Tech's campus in New York.
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.
Ohio governor John Kasich has stuck to his guns and vetoed a bill that sought to make compliance for investor-owned utilities (IOUs) with the state’s energy standards voluntary, as opposed to mandatory, for a further two years.
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.
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.
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'.