Spain Plans $116 Billion Energy Retrofit

Friday, 14 September 2018

The Spanish government is exploring ways to persuade investors to finance a 100 billion-euro ($116 billion) transformation of its energy system as it tries to move beyond past policy mistakes that led to widespread losses and lawsuits.

Mass Court Says State Can Order Electricity Plants to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Wednesday, 05 September 2018

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled that Massachusetts has a right to make in-state electricity generators cut their carbon emissions dramatically over the next 30 years. It's the second time in two years that the state's highest court has recognized the science of climate change.

France Names Pro-renewable Energy Minister

Wednesday, 05 September 2018

Former green lawmaker, Francois de Rugy, has been named France’s energy and environment minister, replacing environmental activist Nicolas Hulot.

Revival of UN Carbon Market Could Be Coming Soon

Wednesday, 05 September 2018

After the United Nations’s first attempt to build a global carbon market fizzled from $33 billion to almost nothing, climate envoys from nearly 200 countries are meeting in Bangkok this week to give it another go.

Western States Proceed with Climate Legislation Regardless of Trump’s “ACE” Rule

Tuesday, 04 September 2018

Spurred by President Trump’s announcement that the United States will abandon commitments President Obama made in the Paris Climate Agreement, western seaboard elected officials are highly motivated to act on climate change, notwithstanding the Trump Administration’s actions to replace the Clean Power Plan. California has a well-established and functioning “cap and trade” program that has survived judicial challenge and been extended through 2030. As the fifth largest economy in the world, California’s efforts are a significant driver for similar programs throughout the nation.

Source: renewableenergyworld.com