Some more top clean energy and climate policy news from around:
Ohio’s Next Big Decision: A Clean Or Dirty Energy Future? ”Now that the presidential election is over, the people of Ohio are facing another important choice — whether their state will embrace clean energy measures that will save money and lives, or continue wasting energy from polluting coal plants…. There’s a big question mark hanging over the state’s energy direction. Will the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio choose a future of unnecessary and expensive coal and gas generating plants that make people sick or, instead, a twenty-first century path that reduces energy waste and creates jobs?”
In 1989, NJ Republican Governor Issued Climate Order, Warning Of ‘Increase In The Intensity Of Major Storms’: “In 1989 — just one year after NASA’s James Hansen testified before Congress about the looming threat of climate change — New Jersey’s Republican Governor Thomas Kean issued an executive order calling on his state to recognize the “scientific consensus” of climate change and to prepare for rising sea levels, intensifying storms, and other threats posed by a warming planet.”
Oliver Yates Named Inaugural CEO of the $10 Billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation: “The former Macquarie Group banker Oliver Yates has been confirmed as the inaugural chief executive of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, the body that has been armed with $10 billion to help mobilise private capital to commercialise low carbon technologies.”
Oliver Yates Interview: “RenewEconomy secured the first interview with new CEFC chief Oliver Yates. He talks about his reasons for taking the job, the challenges he faces, the project pipeline he expects to build, the threat of the Opposition to can the CEFC, and why the financial community will soon see clean energy as a mainstream and low risk investment”
European Parliament Demands Tougher Emissions Cuts: “MEPs approve a resolution to raise EU’s 2020 carbon-cutting goal from 20 to 30 per cent.”
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