U.S. energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) will remain largely unchanged through mid-century, according to projections in the Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook 2019. Assuming no changes to current laws and regulations, the agency projects that carbon dioxide emissions will be 5,019 million metric tons in 2050, or 4% below their 2018 value, as emissions associated with coal…Details
Nevada State Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Double Renewable Standard, Set Goal for 100 Percent Carbon-Free Electricity
Democratic Senator Chris Brooks introduced legislation on March 18 that would raise Nevada’s renewable portfolio standard to 50 percent by 2030 from the current level of 25 percent by 2025. The bill would also set a goal of achieving all of the state’s electricity from carbon-free resources by 2050. The legislation adds to the number…...
The New York State Public Service Commission established a three-year rate plan for electric and gas service for customers of Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., reducing the rate request by 80 percent. Under its last proposal, the utility sought a total electric revenue increase of $30 million, or 3.3 percent, and a $2.2 million gas revenue…Details
Democratic State Representative Anna Eskamani and Democratic Senator José Javier Rodríguez have introduced identical bills which direct the Office of Energy within the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to create and implement a plan that would move the state to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, including an interim goal of at least 40 percent renewables by…Details