Donald Trump boasts about his ability to recognize and make deals. But does he recognize the value of initiatives like fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks, appliance standards and the Clean Power Plan? Will the next President miss out on a $30 billion deal?
Governor Rick Snyder wanted to overhaul the state’s energy bills in 2015, but encountered fierce opposition. Opponents of Senate Bill 438 (SB 438) believed it puts corporate interests above the needs of residents. Proponents describe it as a small step towards lowering electricity costs, creating jobs and improving public health. Thanks to the Governor’s direct intervention, the legislators found a compromise. Thursday Michigan passed laws requiring 15% renewables by 2021.
The United States has known that burning fossil fuels destabilizes our climate for over fifty years, but taken few steps to prevent this. Even now, 18 months after President Obama declared “No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change,” the nation does not appear to be ready to switch away from a fossil fuel based energy system. According to Our Children’s Trust, this is discriminating against the rights of the very generations who will experience the worst effects of Climate change. So 21 Climate Kids are suing America.
The clean energy sector employs more people than the oil sands and the workforce grew another 14% last year. According to Clean Energy Canada’s latest Tracking the Energy Revolution, this sector attracted almost twice the investors than the fishing, forestry and agriculture sectors combined. They did not mention the sources of this money, but last year’s report showed 4 of the top 5 investment firms were German or Japanese. Foreign nations recognize the potential that the Harper administration has failed to perceive. Canada could be a clean energy superpower. Continue reading Canada Could Be A Clean Energy Superpower→
The ECOreport looks at Growth & Potential Depicted on a website called Clean Energy Works for Us
By Roy L Hales
The US added another 12,500 jobs during the second quarter. That’s twice as many as in the preceding quarter. Close to half of these were in the solar sector (5,895), but there were also substantial contributions from the wind (2,750) and electric vehicle (2,000)industries. These are some of the details been shared on the web for labour day. Environmental Entrepreneurs presents the second quarter’s 2nd Quarter’s Growth and Potential on a website called Clean Energy Works for us.