clean-energy

February 27, 2024

Washington, DC – Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced $366 million to fund a variety of clean energy projects across the country. The money, from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s “Energy Improvements in Rural or Remote Areas (ERA)” program, funds 17 projects that serve 20 states and 30 tribal nations and communities.

February 22, 2024

NEW ORLEANS, La. — After years of dedicated work, clean air advocates in Louisiana scored a victory with the approved retirements of two large coal-fired power plants. Yesterday, the Louisiana Public Service Commission voted to approve Entergy Louisiana’s long-range energy plan, known as an Integrated Resource Plan. The IRP includes the retirements of Big Cajun 2 Unit 3 in 2025 and RS Nelson Unit 6 in 2028. These are the 378th and 379th coal plants to announce a retirement since the start of Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign. 

February 14, 2024

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February 13, 2024

Denver, CO - NRDC and Sierra Club formally submitted a request for reconsideration to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on their December approval of an alternative Xcel Energy resource portfolio.

February 12, 2024

Today, Virginia’s adoption of the Advanced Clean Cars (ACC) II Rule was published. This rule, which becomes legally effective on March 13, 2024, requires auto manufacturers to ensure that every new light-duty car sold in the Commonwealth is a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) by 2035.

January 31, 2024

PHOENIX, AZ – Today Sierra Club filed its comments with the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) regarding the 2023 Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs) of Arizona Public Service Company (APS) and Tucson Electric Power Company (TEP), calling for transparent resource planning that lowers costs for ratepayers, while minimizing risk and harm to our air and water.

January 18, 2024

Many electric utilities are not factoring federal incentives for clean energy available through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into their plans for the future, according to a new Sierra Club memo.

January 12, 2024

Salt Lake City, UT – In a win for west side students, community members, and clean air advocates, this Tuesday, the Guadalupe School was awarded funding for four electric school buses as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Investing in America Agenda. The new buses will replace the school’s current diesel fleet, reducing school bus emissions and pollution in the surrounding neighborhoods where t

January 3, 2024

NANTUCKET, MA. – After years of tireless work from grassroots groups, labor unions, and government officials, Vineyard Wind, the nation’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm, is officially online. Sierra Club Massachusetts and its Cape Cod group submitted hundreds of pieces of testimony and comment to state legislators, local municipalities, and the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management over the last 15 years to encourage the development of a responsible offshore wind industry in America. Sierra Club applauds the monumental achievement from Avangrid and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and is excited for our new energy future.

January 2, 2024

Recently, DC announced its formal adoption of the Advanced Clean Cars (ACC) II Rule, which requires auto manufacturers to ensure that every new light-duty car sold in the District is a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) by 2035.

December 13, 2023

Denver, CO - Today the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) voted to reject existing proposals and approve a portfolio for Xcel Energy's Electric Resource Plan (ERP) that has 41 megawatts more gas power and 1,357 megawatts less total power than the company originally recommended.*

November 29, 2023

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Today, the Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter joined with PennFuture, Clean Air Council, and Environmental Defense Fund to file appeals to the Commonwealth Court’s ruling earlier this month that blocked the state from joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Governor Josh Shapiro appealed the ruling last week.