NRDC Expert Blog
Two bills climate action bills advanced in the Oregon legislature this past week, passing their respective policy committees in the state Senate and House.
Wind and solar projects in the western U.S. have reached price levels that few would have predicted even a few years ago. For those that have read our blogs before, you might be thinking that we’ve said that before, and, well, we have.
When the Oregon legislature convenes in February, it will be presented with a serious legislative proposal for capping carbon and pricing carbon pollution, and investing in cutting emissions and creating a clean energy economy.
The electric industry is changing rapidly. Inexpensive natural gas and rapidly burgeoning renewable energy are making coal plants around the country uneconomic. Coal plants are closing all around the country.
The Public Utilities Commission of Colorado (“the Commission”) will soon decide the future of Xcel’s energy efficiency programs. Earlier this year, the state legislature gave the Commission authority to set new ten-year savings goals.
Adding renewable, zero-carbon generation to an electricity system helps reduce carbon emissions, just like adding ice to a drink makes it colder.