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We Can’t Leave It to Younger Generations to Save the World.

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Earlier this year, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg inspired youth climate protests in more than 100 cities around the world. Among the Green New Deal’s champions is the Sunrise Movement, which says it is “building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America.” It’s clear that young people care about the planet. But can we assume they’ll do what’s necessary to save it?

Ohio Employers and Investors Urge Senate to Oppose Energy Bill

HB 114 would constrain clean energy investment in Ohio
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October 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As Ohio Senate lawmakers hear testimony on HB 114, major businesses, investors and trade associations representing more than 30,000 employees, are voicing their opposition to the proposal. The businesses state that HB 114 would dismantle the state’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards and create prolonged uncertainty for the private sector. 

States, Local Government Step Up to Play Increasingly Critical Role in a Smarter Clean Energy Future

The federal government has long shaped U.S. energy policy, but today, we see states and corporations taking up the mantle
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The federal government has long played a central role in shaping U.S. energy independence and security. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA). Over the last decade, federal programs have significantly influenced the energy sector, particularly in the development of smart grids and renewable energy.

All Regulations Are Local: States Surge to Help Set Clean Energy Agenda

Newest Strategic Directions report finds states driving energy policy
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Surface reads of recent headlines declaring the federal government’s about-face on energy policy might suggest a shift in recent trends for the power generation sector. A new administration has vowed to roll back numerous environmental regulatory policies aimed at reducing the nation’s carbon footprint and mandating improvements to existing fossil fuel plants. These announcements are leading some to believe that power providers have new impetus to rewrite their long-term planning to account for these changes.

What Does Brexit Mean for UK Energy Policy and Business? - The Minute

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British companies are pressuring Greg Clark, Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, to produce a long-term energy policy framework, as soon as possible. BEIS is a new agency formed, post-Brexit, by merging the Department for Energy and Climate Change with the Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills.

Congratulating a Friend on a Job Well Done

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My Mother has always loved this week. Certainly, she is partial to Christmas. A gathering of family for a religious celebration is a wonderful occasion, and my parents do an admirable job of keeping this season sacred. Their home never feels more like home than this week.

Keeping An Eye On The Natural Gas Boom

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Even the most casual followers of energy policy have become aware of the controversy surrounding the massive expansion of fracking in this country over the past decade.

Johnson Controls Supports Inclusion of Energy Efficiency in EPA’s Proposed Clean Air Act 111(d) Existing Power Plant Rule

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MILWAUKEE, June 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company with established core businesses in the automotive, building, and energy storage industries, supports the inclusion of energy efficiency and distributed energy systems in the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Air Act 111(d) existing power plant rule.

U.S. Backs Three Cutting-Edge Offshore Wind Projects

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Projects in three states will lead the way as the United States attempts to leap ahead on offshore wind power by deploying cutting-edge technologies. The Obama administration announced on Wednesday it would grant awards of up to $47 million apiece to three renewable energy projects.
 

The Keystone XL Pipeline: More Symbol Than Substance -Energy Minute

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The State Department is delaying its decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, pushing the controversy past this fall’s midterm elections. That removes it from being an election political football, but not from the front pages, where’s it’s the environmental hot topic that won’t cool down.

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