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Fact: Clean Energy Is Working In Ohio

May 16 -- Chris Prandoni certainly is welcome to his own opinions, but not his own facts. As the Director of Energy and Environmental Policy at Americans for Tax Reform, Prandoni may favor coal-fired power plants and dislike energy efficiency and renewables, but there’s no doubt Ohio’s clean energy standards are saving consumers money and bringing huge investments into the state. >>View Article

Electrons Worth Fighting For

May 16 -- American wind power needs your help and you can make a difference.

This week or next, the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on H.R. 3474, also known as the EXPIRE Act, a bill which includes a two-year extension of the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC). This critical policy allows us to scale up amid nearly 100 years of permanent incentives for other energy sources. >>View Article

Myths Versus Facts in Coal Debate

May 14 -- A May 4 Detroit News editorial about the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA should move slowly with clean coal regs”) repeats several myths and distortions about coal and renewable energy. It is important to set the record straight on three key points. >>View Article

Go Big, or Lose Big, on Offshore Wind in Maine

May 14 -- A lot was -- is? -- riding on the University of Maine’s bid for millions of dollars to create and launch first-of-its-kind floating wind turbine technology off Maine’s coast. The fact that it is an alternate for funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, behind three other offshore wind development projects that will each receive up to $47 million, is more than disappointing. >>View Article

Candidates, Take Note: New Hampshire Voters Strongly Support State Clean Energy Policies

May 14 -- Recent surveys offer revealing insights into voter attitudes in the northeast U.S. toward state policies that expand the use of clean and renewable energy. There is also intriguing data about voters’ willingness to pay for those policies. In the context of state elections coming in November, polling results in these northeastern states indicate that substantial majorities of these voters support strong renewable energy policies and are willing to pay even more to advance them than they are today. >>View Article

Increases in Efficiency, Solar, Wind and Biomass Threats to Fossil Fuel Interests

May 14 -- Fossil fuels remain the dominant global energy source. But increases in efficiency, solar, wind and biomass are seen as long-term threats to fossil fuel interests. While roughly 40 percent of our electricity is still produced from coal and slightly less than 1 percent of utility customers get power from their solar arrays, solar installations are on the rise. In 2013, the 29 percent of new generating capacity from solar nearly tripled the 10 percent of installations in 2012. >>View Article

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