February 23, 2015
Vermont is the only state in the Northeast without a renewable portfolio mandate. In his inaugural address, Gov.
February 23, 2015
Arizona legislators are debating a proposal that would repeal the state’s implementation of the Common Core State Standards, a set of requirements for what elementary and secondary school children should know in each grade in math and English.
February 17, 2015
In November 2004, Colorado became the first state to enact into law (by ballot initiative) a renewable portfolio standard (RPS), also referred to as a renewable power mandate.
February 5, 2015
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January 27, 2015
Minnesota starts the 2015 legislative year with a $1 billion surplus, but Gov. Mark Dayton (DFL) reports he has already received $3 billion in spending requests.
January 22, 2015
The West Virginia House today passed a bill that would repeal the state’s Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio by a vote of 95-4.
December 17, 2014
The environmental commissioner of the state of New York today said he will ban hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as “fracking,” in his state following a study by the New York Department of Conservation.
December 15, 2014
Pennsylvania law now requires state legislature approval of any state-developed carbon-dioxide reduction plan before it is submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under its proposed Clean Power Plan rule.
December 11, 2014
On Monday, the City Council’s Committee on Finance voted to approve an ordinance mandating gas stations sell gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol, also called E15.
December 9, 2014
On June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under the authority of Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, proposed a plan to mandate a 30 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants’ 2005 levels by 2030.