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February 1, 2019

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Exclusive: Ocasio-Cortez, Markey to unveil Green New Deal bill

By Amy Harder, Axios  •    •  Posted 2019-02-01 04:21:42

A spokeswoman for Markey confirmed the offices are working on legislation, but said there is no final text and timing isn’t final yet for next week. A request to Ocasio-Cortez’s office wasn’t immediately returned. Varshini Prakash, co-founder of the Sunrise Movement, also said legislation is due as soon as Wednesday or Thursday of next week. The youth-led group has been at the forefront of the Green New Deal movement. [ read more … ]

FERC Commissioner LaFleur won’t seek 3rd term

Jeremy Dillon, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2019-02-01 04:22:35

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission member Cheryl LaFleur will not seek another term on the commission after her current one expires at the end of June, she announced on Twitter this morning. LaFleur’s departure will add another vacancy on the commission for the Senate to fill this year, but it may provide an opportunity to pair a Republican and Democrat nominee together and ease confirmation for both picks. [ read more … ]

Policy & Politics

Public hearing set for Trump admin’s power plant rule

Niina Heikkinen, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2019-02-01 04:23:12

EPA has set a new date for a public hearing on its proposed rule to control greenhouse gas emissions from new and modified power plants. Members of the public can head to EPA’s Washington, D.C., headquarters on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, to offer comments on the proposed New Source Performance Standards from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. [ read more … ]

Coal’s turbulent decline unfolds in N.M.

By Edward Klump, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2019-02-01 04:23:29

The biggest electricity provider in New Mexico often goes by just three letters — PNM. Now it’s knee-deep in efforts to shed its association with a four-letter fuel — coal. The portion of coal in PNM’s generation mix dropped from 68 percent in 2005 to 56 percent in 2012 to an estimated 38 percent last year. Before 2031 is over, the utility expects to be coal-free. [ read more … ]

Midlands Voices: Nebraska gains as wind power grows

By David Bracht, Omaha World Herald  •    •  Posted 2019-02-01 04:23:47

Nebraska is at the center of an emerging national energy renaissance. In 2019, we’re poised to see unparalleled growth of the renewable industry in our state. As wind power grows nationwide, meeting market demands for electricity created both cleanly and affordably, we stand uniquely positioned to reap the real-life benefits. [ read more … ]

Green pinstripes: Yankees hire environmental scientist

By Associated Press  •    •  Posted 2019-02-01 04:24:13

The New York Yankees are going green, hiring an environmental science adviser. The team said Tuesday that Allen Hershkowitz will focus on energy use, waste management, water conservation and food services at Yankee Stadium. [ read more … ]

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