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September 12, 2014

Senators ask for extension on EPA draft public comment period

Jean Chemnick, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-09-12 05:46:13

A bipartisan group of senators today asked U.S. EPA to give the public more time to comment on its existing power plant greenhouse gas draft rule, citing its complexity and potential to overhaul the U.S. power grid. The letter, spearheaded by Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), asked EPA to extend its Oct. 16 deadline by 60 days. [ read more … ]

Why States Should Adopt A Renewable Portfolio Standard

by┬áNAW Staff  •    •  Posted 2014-09-12 05:46:35

Some states throughout the U.S. have implemented various policies to encourage renewables and energy efficiency that could be adopted by neighboring states to improve local economies, provide energy security and reduce emissions, according to a new study. In addition, the report says these innovative policies could be particularly valuable as states develop plans to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) pending rules to cut power plant emissions. One effective clean energy policy, the study points out, is a renewable portfolio standard (RPS). [ read more … ]

Google invests $145M in big Calif. solar project

Daniel Cusick, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-09-12 05:46:55

Google Inc., the Internet technology giant and green energy investor, will provide $145 million in equity funding to help construct one of the world’s largest brownfield-to-renewable energy sites. The 82-megawatt Regulus solar project in Kern County, Calif., will cover a 737-acre former oil and gas field with nearly a quarter-million solar photovoltaic modules, whose electricity output will be sufficient to power roughly 10,000 California homes. [ read more … ]

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