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Submitted by Hamilton on Fri, 05/28/2010 - 1:12pm
The Institute for Energy Research recently released a comprehensive report studying the rise of states regulating climate change. The report, Energy Regulations in the States: A Wake-up Call, notes that the number of introduced bills regulating greenhouse gases throughout the country has nearly quintupled from 2006 to 2008, and the number of enacted more than sextupled.
Submitted by Hamilton on Wed, 05/26/2010 - 12:25pm
A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators has introduced a resolution to block implementation of the EPA's regulation of greenhouse gases. According to news reports, the resolution is causing concern among environmental groups and the EPA because of the broad support the resolution is garnering (the resolution has 41 co-sponsors).
Submitted by Hamilton on Tue, 05/25/2010 - 9:36am
The Wisconsin Legislature recently adjourned without passing controversial climate change legislation, dubbed the "Clean Energy Jobs Act" (CEJA). All of the leading business and agriculture groups in Wisconsin believed the legislation would have significantly increased energy costs by forcing Wisconsin utilities to generate 25 percent of their electricity from higher cost renewable energy sources such as wind.
Obama Administration Announces New Vehicle Mileage Standards for Large Trucks; Extends Efficiency Standards for CarsSubmitted by Hamilton on Fri, 05/21/2010 - 7:24am
President Barack Obama will announce today a proposal that will require large trucks to increase fuel efficiency. According to TheHill.com:
Obama is slated to issue a directive that expands vehicle mileage rules to include big trucks for the first time beginning in model year 2014.
Gov. Doyle Signs Bill Expanding Renewable Resources Definition and Forms of Energy Eligible for CreditSubmitted by Hamilton on Thu, 05/20/2010 - 9:53am
Gov. Jim Doyle signed into law yesterday SB 273 (2009 WI Act 406), which creates a new type of credit under Wisconsin's current renewable energy law. Under current law, electric utilities must provide a certain percentage of their electricity from renewable energy (10 percent by 2015). An electric provider may create credits if it sells more electricity derived from renewable energy in a year than required.