May 16, 2015
This week on Sierra Club Radio:Jeff Grybowski, the CEO of Deepwater Wind, on America's first offshore wind project which recently broke groundLena Moffitt, Director of the Sierra Club's Dirty Fuels Campaign, on the latest with the fight to stop the Keystone XL pipeline
May 7, 2015
This week the Supreme Court announced it will review a case about whether and how demand response can participate in interstate energy markets. Demand response allows grid operators to reduce costs and enhance reliability during peak periods without turning on inefficient fossil fuel plants, and the Sierra Club had urged the Court to take the case to ensure that demand response continues to play a central role in our clean energy economy.
May 4, 2015
Earth Day was celebrated with purpose in Illinois mid-last week. On April 22, over 500 community members, activists, environmentalists, state legislators, and leaders gathered at the state capitol in Springfield to encourage Illinois Congress members to protect the environment and create clean energy jobs. At the heart of this rally was the Illinois Clean Jobs Bill.
April 27, 2015
Jake Cotreau and Matt Coda first hatched the idea for a solar-powered taxi service in an entrepreneurship class at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Less than a month after they graduated, Golden Sun Taxi, a solar-powered golf cart taxi service, opened for business in nearby Folly Beach.
April 8, 2015
Policies to promote rooftop solar are under attack across the country. Utilities are trying to prop up their revenues by adopting higher fixed customer fees, which discourage the installation of rooftop solar or energy efficiency measures. A new draft report prepared for the Louisiana Public Service Commission concludes that the costs of state’s net-metering program vastly outweigh the benefits. But the Sierra Club and other solar advocates have called this study out for its unsubstantiated assumptions, flawed data, and misleading assertions.
March 16, 2015
After nine long years fighting to stop the proposed Leucadia coal gasification plant in Rockport, Indiana, local activists are celebrating a huge victory. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management canceled the project’s permit on March 5 -- effectively pulling the plug on this expensive and hazardous project.
March 11, 2015
Energy freedom advocates in Indiana won a major victory when Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma withdrew House Bill 1320, which threatened to make rooftop solar more expensive and rig the game in favor of monopoly electric utilities. Over 100 Hoosier homeowners, farmers, small business owners, and pastors packed a committee hearing to urge their elected officials to protect energy choice.
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