Tag Archive: renewable energy

  • New Models from the Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force

    | September 24, 2015 | Add a comment

    Earlier this summer, members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) gathered in San Diego for the organization’s 42nd Annual Meeting. In addition to hearing from three presidential candidates and networking with like-minded legislators and business leaders,  the nine ALEC task forces gathered to discuss policy ideas and, in some … »

  • Ed Markey’s Energy Hypocrisy?

    | September 23, 2015 | Add a comment

    Last week National Journal held a forum in Washington, D.C. where three members of the U.S. Senate discussed the prospect of lifting the current ban on crude oil exports from the United States. Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and John Hoeven (R-ND) both expressed support for easing the restriction, while Senator … »

  • Clean Power Plan Legal Battle Begins

    | August 12, 2015 | Add a comment

    Early last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final version of the Clean Power Plan, the federal regulation designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants by roughly one-third from 2005 levels. Mere days after the final rule was released, Elbert Lin, solicitor general … »

  • New Website Launch: How the EPA’s Clean Power Plan Proposal will Affect the States

    and | February 24, 2015 | Add a comment

    CleanPowerPlanFacts.com, a new website released today by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) will help illustrate how the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan will affect electricity generation in the states. The EPA’s Plan would mandate a 30 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from existing … »

  • West Virginia Becomes First State to Repeal RPS

    | February 4, 2015 | Add a comment

    Earlier this week West Virginia’s Governor Earl Ray Tomblin signed House Bill 2001, making the state the first in the nation to repeal its alternative energy mandate. The bipartisan proposal sailed through both chambers of the West Virginia Legislature earlier this month, passing unanimously in the Senate and by a … »

  • New Report Assigns Dollar Values to Recent EPA Regulations

    | November 20, 2014 | Add a comment

    Ever since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Clean Power Plan proposal this past June, a number of analyses have been conducted to try and determine the total cost of the regulation to electricity consumers. A report released this morning by Energy Ventures Analysis (EVA), however, goes a … »

  • NERC Report Highlights Potential Reliability Impacts of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

    | November 12, 2014 | Add a comment

    The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) is a non-profit international regulatory authority whose mission is to ensure the reliability of the electric grid and power supply in North America. Earlier this month, NERC released its preliminary review of the potential electric grid reliability concerns that may arise as a … »

  • New Publication on Net Metering Reform

    | March 20, 2014 | Add a comment

    For the sake of this exercise, imagine that you have a sizable vegetable garden in your back yard.  One year you decide to plant tomatoes and because of optimal sunshine and rain you end up having a bumper crop at harvest.  You have so many tomatoes that even after eating … »

  • The EU’s Energy Conundrum

    | February 25, 2014 | Add a comment

    By: Riley Workman The push to control carbon emissions and increase renewable energy alternatives in the United States has sparked a swarm of controversy over the effectiveness and economic impact such measures might have. If left unchecked, these restrictions can have severe economic consequences for the U.S. and remove the … »

  • Sue and Settle: How the EPA Replaces States with Environmental Groups

    | October 22, 2013 | Add a comment

    Earlier this year, the American Legislative Exchange Council released a report titled The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Assault of State Sovereignty that documents the EPA’s ongoing attempts to seize more and more environmental regulatory authority from the states. One trend that the report highlights is the rise of so-called EPA … »