Georgia experts offer path to lower emissions

Georgia’s leaders have long rejected carbon reduction targets, calling such policies too complex, too politicized and too risky to the state’s economy. Experts from three of the state’s top research universities say otherwise.

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Why Texas fossil fuel unions signed onto a climate plan

Texas has built more wind power than any other U.S. state. Its biggest cities, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, and Austin, all have climate action plans that aim to reduce emissions to net-zero by mid-century.

Source: Grist

Ohio Democrats focusing HB 6 scandal attention on Gov. DeWine

In the year after the House Bill 6 scandal first broke in July 2020, much of the focus was on state Rep. Larry Householder. Householder has since been booted from the legislature and awaits trial. Attention is shifting further toward Gov. Mike DeWine as the investigation continues to develop.

Source: Ohio Capital Journal

California Nimbys threaten Biden’s clean energy goals

Ranchers, farmers and environmentalists are coming together to oppose what would be the largest solar plant built in the San Francisco Bay area, a project local officials say is critical to the state meeting its climate goals.

Source: Bloomberg

‘This is starting on the right path’: Hawaii sees early successes with performance-based regulation

Hawaii energy regulators are beginning to see some initial successes from their newly adopted performance-based regulation (PBR) framework, and are simultaneously considering additional reliability metrics as the state prepares to retire a series of fossil fuel plants in the coming years, Public Utilities Commission Chair James Griffin said at a conference Wednesday.

Source: Utility Dive

Climate activists target a retrofitted peaker plant in Queens, decrying new fossil fuel infrastructure

They say burning natural gas harms communities of color, exceeds New York’s carbon limits and helps make the case for a federal clean energy standard.

Source: Inside Climate News

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