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Energy Update: February 5, 2021

In the States

MA: Governor Charlie Baker vetoed a climate-focused bill from the state legislature just as the legislative session concluded. In his veto letter explaining why he rejected the bill, Governor Baker pushed back against the offshore wind procurements included in the bill and instead s…

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Energy Update: January 15, 2021

In the States

CO: Governor Jared Polis announced that Black Hills Energy, a major energy supplier for the state, has filed a Clean Energy Plan as part of its upcoming Electric Resource Plan, joining all other major utilities across Colorado in committing to reducing emissions. This signifies a ma…

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Energy Update: December 30, 2020

In the States

ME: Governor Janet Mills and the United Kingdom’s Minister of State at the Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategies, Kwasi Kwarteng, MP, announced the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding that will foster collaboration between Maine and the UK to promote clean…

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Energy Update: December 4, 2020

In the States

ME: Governor Janet Mills announced her plan to address the impacts of climate change. The plan, titled “Maine Won’t Wait, A Plan for Climate Action,” aims to slash greenhouse gas emissions and lay the groundwork for Maine’s growing clean energy economy in the next four years. The plan…

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Energy Update: November 13, 2020

In the States

LA: At the first meeting of his Climate Initiatives Task Force, Governor John Bel Edwards presented his plan for renewable energy. Governor Edwards’ plan aims to increase renewable energy production in Louisiana by boosting offshore wind energy projects in the Gulf of Mexico. The pl…

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Energy Update: October 23, 2020

In the States

CA: Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new executive order directing state agencies to conserve 30% of all state land and coastal water by 2030. By ordering the conservation of California’s land and coastal waters, Governor Newsom says he aims to fight climate change by preserving carbo…

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