Category Archives: State policy

Americans and Climate Change

New data released by the Yale Program on Climate Communication and summarized by Nadia Popovich, John Schwartz and Tatiana Schlossberg in the New York Times gives a detailed view of public opinion on global warming. Spoiler alert: Americans believe in global warming, but aren’t … Continue reading

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Mandates matter: Spotlight on Ohio’s energy standards

So much depends on Ohio’s embattled energy standards. So, why have valuable renewable and energy efficiency mandates been frozen until at least 2016? Inside the fight for a greener Ohio.

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Opposing anti-renewable energy utility takeover in DC

The CEO of Praxia Partners, our parent company, has submitted testimony to the Public Utility Commission of Washington, DC in opposition to the Exelon-Pepco merger. As Joe Recchie states, the current terms of the merger do not guarantee a stable … Continue reading

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Help stop Exelon from Taking over Washington

In one of our partner cities, Washington, D.C; the Illinois based utility Exelon is trying to buy the regional utility, Pepco.  While we at CRE support business, and understand why Pepco and Exelon would want such a deal, the reality … Continue reading

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Ohio earns an “A” for net metering policy

Net metering– which makes the “meter run backward”– is one of the best aspects of the renewable energy revolution. We take a moment to look at Ohio’s policy.

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Vets defend Ohio’s clean energy standard

On Praxia Partners’ blog, we cover how veterans are fighting back against attempts to weaken Ohio’s clean energy standard.

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Utilities panic over the rise of solar power

A great article called “On Rooftops, a Rival for Utilities” in the New York Times describes how large utility companies are attempting to eliminate clean energy incentives. It seems the days of dismissing solar power as a fad are long … Continue reading

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“Solar Smackdown” highlights variations in solar job creation and energy use

The Baltimore and DC-based Renewable Energy Corporation focuses on the Mid-Atlantic region, so they produced a “Solar Smackdown” contrasting solar power use and job creation in Maryland and Virginia.

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How does your state rank in renewable energy use?

Climate Desk has created a way to visually explore state-by-state renewable power use based on recent statistics compiled by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The statistics indicate how influential state policy is on renewable energy consumption.

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