On the same day President Trump praised coal at a rally in West Virginia, the three-day Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit commenced next door in Ohio.
Innovations in the way energy is generated and consumed have led Pennsylvania to become the latest state to adopt alternative ratemaking—a way for utilities to recoup costs in an environment where electricity consumption has been flatlining.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is planning to sign a new, bipartisan bill aimed at helping commercial and industrial property owners finance upgrades for energy efficiency, water conservation, and renewable energy systems.
A bill allowing local governments to offer residential PACE programs in Minnesota has gained bipartisan support, but companies the provide the lending service in other states are not excited.
Michigan regulators’ approval of gas units to replacing an aging coal plant was a setback for Upper Peninsula clean energy groups, but advocates still see opportunities to expand solar and efficiency.